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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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Smartwater systems in use
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Open every Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm
Right up until Remembrance Sunday!
Now taking weekday & weekend group bookings for 2016
 
Welcome to the Wings Museum

World War Two Remembrance Museum

The ideal family day out in Sussex come rain or shine!
 
 
 
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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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WINGS LATEST NEWS
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£1,370 raised for the International Bomber Command Memorial on our "Meet the Bomber Boys" Event held at the museum on Sunday 8th May 2016.
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NEW for 2016 – 152 Squadron Memorial Hut is now open for the 2016 season.
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New Imports!
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Nose glass for our A-26 Invader has recently been imported from the US.
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The restored cockpit section of Bristol Beaufighter 1f Night Fighter is now on display for the 2016 season.
Some of our most recent Memorials unveiled:
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On 8th May 2015 a new memorial to the gallant crew of Stirling BF513 was unveiled at the crash site in Belgium with many people in attendance. Read more>
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On 19th March 2015 a new memorial to the gallant crew of B-17G 43-39035 was unveiled at the crash site on Reigate Hill with many people in attendance. Read more>

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Group Visits

Now taking weekday & weekend group bookings for 2016

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Events for 2016

 

World War Two Bomb Disposal Talk & Demonstration Saturday 11th June 2016 10am onwards.
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School Visits

Now taking weekday bookings for 2016

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Restoration News:

A-26 Invader Bombardiers Nose glass installed onto cockpit section.

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P-63 Kingcobra Cockpit Canopy now completed, interior equipment now being installed.

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Merlin XX Engine from Halifax JD150LATST NEWS: Flight Engineering will now complete the restoration to ground running condition. The final parts were sent up to Leeds last month. The engine will be run in memory of the crew who tragically lost their lives in the crash. We are greatful to the MoD, the German authorities & especially Nils Hempnel who discovered the crash site.

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Vickers Metropolitan 90cm Searchlight

A donor 1936 searchlight has recently been kindly donated to the Wings Museum by Newhaven Fort. The Searchlight Restoration Team is now stripping the badly corroded searchlight for useable parts to complete our example which has been under restoration since last year. The Wings Museum searchlight was rescued from outside a Care Home in Newhaven, Sussex in May 2015.

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A-20 Cockpit Section

Repairs have begun on the remains of an A-20 cockpit which was recovered by the Hunt brothers from Russia.

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DeHavilland Chipmunk Cockpit

Restoration continues off site of the cockpit of Chipmunk WD377.

 

Welcome to the Wings Aviation Museum - dedicated to the heroic airmen of all nationalities 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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