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Display Cases
WANTED
We are urgently seeking ANY glass display cases for use in the museum.
 
Sheet Metal Volunteers
WANTED
We are urgently seeking volunteers who are experienced in sheet metal to help with restoration.
 
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Do you know or have you ever witness an aircraft crash during World War Two? - ever wanted to know more? If so, then please contact us Today!
 
WANTED
Any Items of World War Two Aviation Memorabilia. From aircraft parts, photographs, uniforms, flying equipment, logbooks, medals, paper work.
 
BAPC Member

Member of the British Aviation Preservation Council

WINGS MUSEUM
REGISTERED CHARITY
NO. 1117879
 
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Welcome to the Wings Museum

World War Two Remembrance Museum

The ideal family day out in Sussex come rain or shine!
Open every Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm 1st March - 26th October 2014
 
Special Event • Special Event • Special Event
Bomber Command Veteran Signing Event 2014
 
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School Bookings & Group Visits now being taken
 
Venue available for Vintage Vehicle Rallies & Military Events
 
 
The Wings Museum is a totally voluntary organization run by friendly dedicated volunteers & is a registered charity & a member of the BAPC. The Wings Museum is housed in a large approximately 12,000 sq ft "hangar" style building near Balcombe & Handcross.
 

The Wings Museum was based at Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey (formally RAF Redhill) but vacated in 2008 to our current location in West Sussex. We are still very much dedicated to remembering & recording the history of RAF Redhill. We have a dedicated display within the museum which includes original memorabilia associated to the station as well as a comprehensive collection of photographs & the Redhill Book of Remembrance were every mission flown from RAF Redhill was researched by Daniel Hunt (Museum Curator) in 2007 & lists over 70 pilots who lost their lives flying from Redhill during World War Two. This was the first time such a list was compiled. Read more>

We also display an abundance of original memorabilia representing a wealth of "display themes" including: The Home Front, RAF Fighter Command, The Blitz, Battle of Britain, RAF Bomber Command, US 8th Air Force, Luftwaffe, Russian Front, D-Day & Beyond & much much more. Items include aero engines, airframes, uniforms, equipment & medals.

The Wings Museum is a growing & very much active museum. Through the use of informative displays we aim to educate future generations through school visits of the sacrifices made by our gallant armed forces during World War Two in order to preserve the peace we all benefit from today. It is our goal to ensure that their memory is not lost through the passage of time & that their courage & spirit lives on to inspire us all.

We hope you enjoy the site & we look forward to seeing you at the museum soon!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A quick guide to
what we do....
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We rescue items of our wartime heritage for future generations.
 
We restore & display original World War Two memorabilia, airframes & engines.
 
We raise memorials to fallen airmen throughout Europe - on behalf of the families of WW2 aircrew.
 
We recover WW2 aircraft for museum display & preservation.
 
 
Volunteers Wanted - Can you help?
Be part of the friendly Wings Museum Team!
 
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WANTED for NEW Ordnance Display
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Inert German Bomb fuzes, tail fins, bomb relics & parts, shrapnel, including Bomb Disposal items.
 
 
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New Displays for 2014:

Substantial parts & Damlier Benz 610 engine from a rare He177 Heinkel Bomber shot down in 1944. Items to a pilot of Lancaster "King of the Air". Personal items to a Hampden Air Gunner from Handcross in Sussex, who was shot down becomming a POW & member of the Goldfish Club. Vickers Wellington tyre recovered in Jan 2014, RAF roundel from a Hawker Hurricane, & much much more! Many smaller items have also been added to existing displays as preservation work is completed by the museum.

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Wings Latest News:
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Wellington Bomber Wheel rescued

A team from the Wings Museum has rescued the main wheel tyre from a Wellington Bomber that was washed ashore at Pett Level in East Sussex during the recent storms. The tyre is believed to have originated from a 99 Squadron Wellington N2767 which ditched off shore on the 9th November 1940 returning from an operation over Germany. All the crew being rescued.

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School Visits

We are now taking bookings for 2014. Mid week visits available by appointment.

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New Wings Memorial unveiled in 2013:

In March 2013 a memorial to the gallant crew of Short Stirling BF479 was unveiled at the crash site in Belgium with many families of the crew present. 2 Belgium Air Force F-16's performed a flypast in memory of the crew. Read more>

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Restoration Project News:

Parts have arrived from France for the restoration of our A-26 Invader cockpit. Parts include: control column, rudder pedals, pilots seat & many more parts.

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The Bødo Luftfarts Museum Jumo 211 aero engine restoration is progressing very well. The second cylinder head is due to be fitted very soon.

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Work is well underway on the pilot's instrument panels & cockpit cabin doors for our Bell P-63 Kingcobra Fighter project.

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Welcome to the Wings Aviation Museum - dedicated to the heroic airmen who fought for freedom during World War Two

Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane, Near Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6JT.

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