Red Arrows and our Black Arrow

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The Wattisham Station Families Day on 24th August 2023 presented the chance for the Red Arrows to perform over their illustrious predecessors, our own Black Arrows Hunter.

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Phantom lighting update

Work continues at the Museum behind the scenes, even on non-opening days.

A low-key side project to make the Phantom external lighting look a bit more alive has been progressing over the last few weeks.

Wingtip red and green navigation light solutions have already been produced and tested, as well as the bright red tail fin beacon light.

The latest step is the very bright landing/taxy light in the nosewheel door, which has been tested successfully this weekend.

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April 2023 guest visit

On Thursday 27th April 2023 we were very pleased to host a visit to the museum by Linda Helding.

Linda is the daughter of Arnold Helding, who was a USA fighter pilot with the 436th Fighter Squadron based at Wattisham during the Second World War. Linda has donated her father’s US uniform and cap which are displayed in the Museum, along with his silk escape map.

Linda had travelled from the USA and afterwards she sent a message to say how much she enjoyed herself, that she was made to feel very special, and that she learnt so much about the airfield’s ‘roots’ and history.

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2nd April 2023 Opening

The first Open Day of the 2023 took place and a quick review of it is published here…

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2023 marks 30 years of AAC

In 1993 the Army Air Corps arrived at Wattisham, taking over the station from the Royal Air Force. 2023 marks the 30th Anniversary of this, and we hope to be able to celebrate this during the year.

Army Air Corps Lynx at Wattisham
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2023 marks 80 years of USAAF

In 1943 the USAAF took over Wattisham, so 2023 will mark 80 years since then. We hope to be able to celebrate this during the year.

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2024 Opening News

Museum Open Days in 2024
Sunday 7th April
Sunday 5th May
Sunday 2nd June
Sunday 7th July
Sunday 21st July
Sunday 4th August
Sunday 18th August
Sunday 1st September
Sunday 15th September
Sunday 6th October

Visit booking information is available here…..

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Thanks everyone

A warm thanks to everyone who has visited and supported the Museum in 2022.

May you all have a good holiday and New Year, and hope to see you at some point during 2023. Keep warm over the winter.

Wintery Memorial
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2022 season finishes

Two thumbs up from an enthusiastic visitor to the Museum on the final public open day of 2022.

John from Stowmarket was a sprightly and inquisitive visitor and was joined by his family on an escorted tour around the Museum and HAS and aircraft.

John is a keen photographer and took a number of photographs throughout the day to remember his visit, and Museum staff members were on hand to answer his questions about the exhibits.

Look out for details of our 2023 opening schedules after our Winter maintenance and improvement projects are completed.

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HM the Queen

In memory of a visit to Wattisham by Her Majesty in 1985

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