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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3rd August 2017 ….. Filming at the Museum


Just another Thursday at the Museum …………. A film crew turned up today (Thursday 3rd August 2017) at the museum (as booked) to film our display on Decoy sites of the Second World War. Why ??  …….  We have quite…

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What is it? – Torpedo adustment device?


Torpedo and adjusting device? ………….. We have a small number of exhibits that don’t directly fit our collecting policy but would otherwise have been lost or be permanently in storage so we have provided a viewing opportunity. One being a German…

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Two From One .. How to build a Spitfire


How to build a Spitfire ………….. Some years ago, I purchased a large number of crates full of Spitfire fuselage components; these were discarded when TD248, a MkXVl, was restored to airworthy condition, having been an RAF station gate guard for…

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