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Display Cases
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We are urgently seeking ANY glass display cases for use in the museum.
 
Sheet Metal Volunteers
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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!
 
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Any Items of World War Two Aviation Memorabilia. From aircraft parts, photographs, uniforms, flying equipment, logbooks, medals, paper work.
 
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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 March to end of October
Every Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm
 
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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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New Memorials unveiled in 2015:

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

Bolnor Village Scouts visited the Wings Museum on a pre-booked evening visit on 11th March. Talks were delivered by Dave Fellowes (Lancaster rear turret gunner) & also George Chatwin gave an informative talk on the Scouts during wartime.

New Displays added for 2015!!

Displays relating to B-17, Spitfire, P-38, Typhoon, Fw190 & more relics from the deep! Battle of Britain Luftwaffe Parachute taken at Outwood. Also memorabilia to Sgt. Plank (Featured in Sussex Living Magazine).

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Events for 2015

Wings Bomber Boys is back for 2015, watch this space for further info & dates.

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School Visits

2015 School bookings now being taken.

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Restoration News:

A-26 Invader Rudder pedal assembly currently under restoration.

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P-63 Kingcobra Instrument panel/front screen mounts due back from casting very soon! Build up of the cockpit can then continue.

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Merlin XX Engine from Halifax JD150 under restoration. LATST NEWS: crank shaft and con rods are currently being refitted after restoration. Exhausts are also under going restoration by a black-smith.

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A-26 a Winner at Newark Air Museum "Cockpitfest 2014"

After years of restoration by our dedicated volunteers our Douglas A-26 cockpit section won "Best cockpit as voted by the exhibitors". This was a huge honour to win this award. Thanks to all those that voted for us

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Daniel's Jump for Remembrance

On Friday 6th June 2014 our curator completed a solo parachute jump in aid of the Bomber Command Memorial. Thanks to everyone who supported me. MORE>

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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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