Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Queens Flight Items

Last week I was privileged to be introduced to WO (retired) Baldry whom had previously served in the Queens Flight from 1982-83. I have always said that one of the best parts of my job is meeting interesting people and Mr Baldry was no exception. Many of the volunteers also enjoyed his visit and especially enjoyed talking over the differences between The Royal Flight and The Queens Flight! Mr Baldry was also kind enough to gift a number of items collected from his time on the flight (pictured below) so that they can be preserved in our archive along with many other items that correspond to the Queens Flight aircraft we have on display. 

Remember if you have any items that you think should be preserved in our archive, please do not hesitate to contact us on

Thursday, 14 February 2013

New Material Enters the Collection: The Aeroplane Spotter

Several issues of The Aeroplane Spotter dating from the Second World War have been donated to the museum recently. The archive team has found it quite remarkable how often vertical flight machines feature in magazines produced for the public as early as 1942. 

The magazines feature pictures and information on many weird and wonderful rotorcraft from the period. Among the bizarre and rare there remains information on a few of the old favourites in their infancy, an example being this article regarding the legendary Sycamore when it first entered service with British forces in 1947.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Newsletter Vol.4

Please follow the link below to view the fourth instalment of the newsletter. Comments and suggestions are welcome.