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BAPC Member

Member of the British Aviation Preservation Council

WINGS MUSEUM
REGISTERED CHARITY
NO. 1117879
 
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Become a Volunteer & do something rewarding

 
If you are a dedicated individual with a keen interest in history and aviation and if you can spare some of your time to volunteer at the weekends or on a Wednesday during the day then please take a few moments and complete our enquiry form Click here>
 
Our volunteers come from all walks of life but all have one thing in common, they all share an interest in aviation history & World War Two in general.
 
We currently have a team of around 11-12 volunteers each having his or hers own particular skills or roles which are essential to the development of the museum. We encourage ideas (especially if you can carry these ideas out to completion). Many of our volunteers have completed various BAPC Courses and have learned new skills.
 
To learn more about the museum and it's past achievements and future goals Click here>
 
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A few Wings Museum Volunteers next our Junkers Jumo 211 engine in a specially built turning stand.

 
We currently have the following roles:
 
Museum Attendance
Requirements: To help attend and monitor displays and chat to the general public. Each display has all the history and information associated to that particular item but it is sometimes nice to point out items of particular interest to visitors to the museum and above all demonstrate the "Wings Museum Friendly Welcome" to all our visitors to the museum.
 
Research:
Requirements: Own transport is vital, we currently have a small team of volunteers who are carrying out research on behalf of the museum at the Public Records Office at Kew. If you would like to help out please get in touch.
 
Preservation:
Requirements: You will need a lot of patience, this position involves the cleaning and preservation of World War Two artefacts for display in the museum. The Museum can provide you with the basics and there is normally someone on hand to offer advice or answer any questions, this is a vital part of the museum.
 
Engineering:
Requirements: We currently have several projects in the pipeline including airframes and several aero engines. We are currently looking for people who have an engineering background and have the knowledge on using a Lathe or Milling Machine. If you are from an engineering background, retired or have a bit of spare
time then you can greatly assist the museum.
 
Sheet Metal:
Requirements: We are currently looking for experienced sheet metal workers. The museum has a fully equipped workshop. We currently have several projects in the pipeline. Some of our ongoing projects include: Jumo 211 engine rebuild, Rolls Royce Merling rebuild. Also Bell P-63 Kingcobra, Douglas A-26 cockpit, a B-24 Emerson Gun Turret to name just a few.
 
Promoting the Wings Museum:
Requirements: This role would involve you promoting the museum and its open days. Whether it is leaflet distributing or writing articles for the local press, or perhaps seeking sponsership or even using your own inituive in promoting and organising museum open days. Much of our advertising is done in leaflet exchanges or placeing leaflets in public areas such as Libaries, Shops, Postoffices etc. The museum already has leaflets and posters available to anyone who can place some leaflets or a poster in a public place.
 
PROJECTS.....
  • People experienced in sheet metal and/or solid riveting
  • Precision engineers (to make up tools etc.)
  • Restoration/preservation of Aero engines including Junkers Jumo 211 and Rolls Royce Merlin
  • Attending public open days
  • Preservation/cleaning of aviation artefacts
  • Enhancing displays, coming up with ideas and implementing them to encourage public interaction (for example, introducing a kids activity work sheet or schools pack)
 
 
 

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