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WINGS MUSEUM
REGISTERED CHARITY
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Sheet Metal Volunteers
WANTED
We are urgently seeking volunteers who are experienced in sheet metal to help with restoration.
 
 
CAN YOU HELP?
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.
 
 
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Open every Saturday & Sunday
2nd March - Remembrance Sunday - 10am to 5pm
World War Two Aviation Museum
The ideal family day out in Sussex come rain or shine!
 
 
 
Group Bookings available for weekday & evening visits.
School Bookings available mid week all year round!
 
The Wings Museum is a totally voluntary organization run by friendly dedicated volunteers & is a registered charity & a member of Aviation Hertiage UK we are also affiliated with the Royal Air Forces Association RAFA. The Wings Museum is housed in a large "hangar" style building located close to Gatwick near Balcombe & Handcross in West Sussex where we have been open to the public for over 10 years.
 
We display an abundance of original memorabilia representing a wealth of "display themes" including: The Home Front, RAF Fighter Command, The Blitz, Battle of Britain, Bomb Disposal, Home Guard, Air raid shelters, Aircraft Turrets, RAF Bomber Command, US 8th Air Force, Luftwaffe, Russian Front, D-Day & Beyond & much much more. Items include aero engines, airframes, cockpits, , uniforms/medals, flying equipment, hundreds of personal stories of war, sacrifice & courage.
 
The Wings Museum is a growing & very much active museum. Through the use of informative displays we aim to educate future generations of the sacrifices made 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.
 
Discover real history set amoung the sounds of the 1940's, every artifact has it's own unqiue story to tell. What ever your interest or background you are bound to find something of interest at the Wings Aviation Museum!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A quick guide to
what we do....
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We rescue items from our wartime heritage
 
We educate future generations about our aviation heritage
 
We restore original World War Two memorabilia, airframes & engines.
 
We raise memorials to fallen airmen throughout Europe
 
We recover WW2 aircraft for display & preservation.
 
 
Volunteers Wanted - Can you help?
Be part of the friendly Wings Museum Team!
 
Read what our visitors have to say about the Wings Museum>
 
 
 
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Events at Wings
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Special Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Run Day Saturday 2nd March 2019. Make a date in your diary!
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News in brief:
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Volunteers are busy with the winter maintenance of exhibits. The up keep & long term preservation is a very time consuming & skilled job, we are thankful to our team who look after & constantly monitor exhibits.

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Several aircraft "digs" took place in 2017 including a Hawker Hurricane shot down in the Battle of Britain, an Me109 shot down in the Battle of Britain & a Mk1A Supermarine Spitfire lost in 1942.

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The Wings Museum has featured in History Hit with Dan Snow, Episode 12 see's "the two Dan's" introduce a few of our displays & artifacts.

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New displays
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A rare FN4 Gun turret from a Whitley bomber has recently been aquired from an auction & many other items are currently being added to the museum for the 2019 season.
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Restoration News:

A-26 Invader cockpit We are pleased to report that the major skin work on the underside of the cockpit is now complete & George & Keith have done a fantastic job! Aaron meanwhile is adding power to the cockpit lighting & instrument panels.

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P-63 Kingcobra static restoration of the front Port centre section structure is now well underway.

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Hawker Hurricane Cockpit

Ron is nearing completion of a new build pilots seat which has been fabricated from scratch from orignal patterns & drawings. The main cockpit frame is complete with work moving onto the front windscreen assembly

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RAF Redhill Connection
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 where every mission flown from RAF Redhill was researched by the museum & lists over 70 pilots who lost their lives flying from RAF Redhill during World War Two. This was the first time such a list was compiled. Read more>
Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane, Near Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6JT.

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