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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.
 
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.
 
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!
 
 
Don't miss our Bomber Command Veteran signing day! on Sunday 8th May 2016.
 
Bomber Command Veteran Signing 2016
 
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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 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 arrived at the museum in early September.
Memorials unveiled in 2015:
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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

 

Scale Model Show Saturday 2nd April 2016
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Wings Bomber Boys Sunday 8th May 2016
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Watch this space for further events in 2016 including our talk & demonstration on WW2 Bomb Disposal.
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School Visits

Now taking weekday & weekend group bookings for 2016

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Restoration News:

A-26 Invader Bombardiers Nose installed onto cockpit section.

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P-63 Kingcobra Instrument panels now mounted with build up on front screen progressing well.

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Merlin XX Engine from Halifax JD150 under restoration. LATST NEWS: crank shaft and con rods are now fully functional and ready for running! Exhausts are also under going restoration by a black-smith.

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Vickers Metropolitan 90cm Searchlight

A rescue operation was carried out by Wings to recover an original 1939 90cm Vickers Metropolitan Searchlight that was due to be scrapped. The team is now undertaking a full restoration. The museum is now sourcing parts to aid with the project.

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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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