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RAF 139 Squadron Archive Collection Arrives (Full Story)

RAF 139 Squadron Archive Collection Arrives at City of Norwich Aviation Museum

We are proud to announce that we have received the archives of the recently disbanded RAF 139 Squadron Association. This collection will be incorporated into the City of Norwich Aviation Museum collection and will  later be made accessible to researchers.

139 Squadron operated from RAF Horsham St Faith (now Norwich International Airport) during the early years of World War Two  operating Blenheim and Mosquito aircraft. Later the squadron flew from RAF Marham with 8 Group RAF Bomber Command on pathfinder duties. Postwar, the Mosquito was replaced by Canberra and finally Victor bombers.

27th September 2019 (Friday)
Visit from the Polish Scouts (UK) (Full Story)
22nd September 2019 (Sunday)
Wings and Wheels Day (Full Story)

Our Wings and Wheels Day in June was very well supported both by owners of classic vehicles and visitors.

Here are some images of the day. Thanks to all who attended, we really appreciated your support.

Organiser Tom Emms is planning a similar event on 4 July 2020.

21st September 2019 (Saturday)
Planning Permission Granted for New Building (Full Story)

We are pleased to announce that we have been granted planning permission for a new, multi function building which will replace our Friendship Tea Room.

This new building will provide educational facilities and a modern meeting room. We will also be able to improve our visitor facilities with new toilets and expand our archive store.

Construction is planned over the winter of 2019/20 and we will give further updates on this exciting project in the next few weeks.

20th September 2019 (Friday)
Piper Aztec G-AYMO (Full Story)

Since its arrival at the Museum from Wellesbourne Mountfield some years back, our Piper Aztec has been receiving some attention to restore it to display condition.

Under the supervision of our Keeper of Exhibits, Matthew Taylor and Stephen Taylor, many missing parts have been traced and fitted and the aircraft now looks much better than when we purchased it.

Piper Aztecs were once a common sight flying from Norwich Airport for both commercial and private operators, so we are pleased to display G-AYMO as a representative example of the type.

18th September 2019 (Wednesday)
Vintage Visitors (Full Story)

Sunday 8 September 2019 saw some interesting vehicles at the Museum.

A rare Lincoln Zephyr from the 1930's, a second later model Lincoln and a 1957 MG.

Our Wings and Wheel event in July 2020 will see a larger gathering of classic cars.

8th September 2019 (Sunday)