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Update from the Chippy Workshop (Part III)


Update from the Chippy Workshop (part III) ………….. Toy Planes Update ……… I previously said that the making of the toy aeroplanes has now finished.  The last two to be made are the Red Arrows Hawk and the Fokker Tri-plane of…

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Boats can’t fly!


Boats can’t fly! ………….. Our RAF Air-Sea Rescue building displays a varied collection of photographs and artefacts, and in the room honouring the founding member, Don Thurston, we have possibly the most large-scale models of the marine craft used by…

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R100 – Engine Telegraph


Engine Telegraph from the R100 airship ………… A fairly recent exhibit to be displayed is an Engine Telegraph from the R100 airship. Following the crash of the R101 in France on its maiden flight in October 1930, the R100 was ordered to…

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Captain Basil Graham Homfrey Keymer DFC .. 47 Squadron tricolour


Captain Graham Keymer DFC .. 47 Sqn ………….   In 1919, volunteer personnel from 47 Squadron RAF were deployed to fight the Bolsheviks and served briefly with White Russian forces.  A casualty was Captain Basil Graham Homfrey Keymer DFC when…

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NASAM Blog – Automatic Links to Facebook and Twitter


Update on the build of the NASAM Blog Site ……….. The NASAM Blog now contains automatic links to both the Aviation Museum Facebook Page and the Museum Twitter Feed. Whenever a new post is published, it automatically generates the following…

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Update from the NASAM Archives


Update from the Archives 7th Aug 2017 ………….. The first 445 books from the Alan Forman collection now on the data base.  A small piece of the German Airship shot down at Cuffley in WWI is now on display. A…

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Nature along the Adair Walk


Nature along the Adair Walk …………….. The Adair walk was a sorry sight. No vegetation crowding in. No willows rustling overhead. As for the board-walk, that too needed urgent attention after the felling and removal of the willows was done….

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RAFA Day – August 2017


RAFA Day – August 2017 ………… Every year NASAM Flixton hold the RAFA Day to support and remember the important role that the RAF had, has and will have in the defence of our Nation. This is always an important…

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Update from the Chippy Workshop (part II)


Update from the Chippy Workshop (part II) ………….. In the last blog, I said the workshop looked like Santa’s toyshop because it was full of toy aeroplanes we were making so that children could be pushed, by an adult, around…

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Benson B.7 Autogyro Restoration


Benson B.7 Autogyro Restoration ………….. Our Benson B.7 Autogyro is currently being restored by our youngest volunteer. Natasha has stripped down the aircraft and is currently restoring the individual parts and painting them prior to rebuilding it and putting it…

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