NASAM Blog Stats from 2017


Some Statistics on the NASAM blog …… As we have now moved into the quiet period when the museum is closed for the winter break, I thought I would publish some stats in a short article on how the Norfolk…

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Dougie Melrose Collection


Addition to the “Dougie” Melrose Collection ….. A leather Irvin flying jacket worn by Dougie Melrose has been donated to the Museum.  This flying jacket will join the Mess Jacket and other exhibits that have been donated by his wife…

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Update from the Chippy Workshop (Part V)


Update from the Chippy Workshop ….. The Chippies have been busy working on a number of projects since the last update, these include: Toy Planes: The Air Ambulance ride-on was damaged in the hangar.  It looks as though the plane…

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Winter Wonderland


Winter Arrives at the Museum …… On the last week before the museum closes for maintenance over Christmas and the New Year we have turned into a winter wonderland. The museum is still open and a few hardy souls visited…

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Visit by Carlton Colville Primary School


School Visit 28th November 2017 …… Visit by Carlton Colville Primary School on Tuesday 28th November.  58 children attended and had a really great day despite the cold weather.  We ran a quiz in the 446th Bomb Group, and four…

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Christmas Lunch for Museum Volunteers


Christmas Lunch for Museum Volunteers ….. Photos from the Flixton Christmas lunch at the Swan Harleston today (Saturday 2nd December 2017). ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Lunchtime pictures (click picture to expand) Good food and good company. Submitted by:: Pam…

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Bensen B.7 Autogyro Restoration (part II)


The view from this side of the vinegar!! Over the summer I have had the great pleasure….with a little blood (well many scrapes and bruises), sweat (some of that was heavy), but no tears, of restoring the Bensen B7 Autogyro…

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Junior Engineering Day … October 2017


Junior Engineering Day …… Today (Tuesday 24th October) at Flixton, 24 young people had a chance to take on some new engineering skills. There were five different activities running and participants could have a go at one activity in the…

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Restoration of Auster VX123 (part II)


Restoration of Auster VX123 (part II) …… As reported previously, we were donated the Auster fuselage and wings which were in poor condition. The fuselage was bead blasted and etch primed by a local firm.  See Previous Auster Restoration ”…

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Update from the Chippy Workshop (part IV)


  Update from the Chippy Workshop (part IV) ……. (As at mid-September) We have been kept on our toes in the workshop making and fitting shelving for the new archive building; so that will keep Paul, our Archivist, busy for…

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