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Visit by Peter Potter WW2 Veteran

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On 22nd August, Peter Potter paid a ‘flying’ visit to Sywell Aviation Museum. Peter, a second World War veteran now aged 93, arrived at Sywell courtesy of Ian Brierley in his Cessna 182 and accompanied by his friends Ron Tickner from Boxted Air Museum and Ivan Frost. Peter served with the Royal Air Force during […]

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Heritage Forum Awards 2018

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             Against some stiff competition, Sywell Aviation Museum was successful in winning the ‘’Highly Commended’’ award in the Best Event category of the Northamptonshire Heritage Forum Awards 2018 which took place at Althorp House on 5th July 2018. The award was for the Museum entry ‘’The Night of Infamy – The Centenary Commemoration of […]

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STOP PRESS- In addition to our normal weekend opening, the Museum is now OPEN ON TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS between 1200-1600hrs until the end of the season. New attractions for this season include our 1951 de Havilland Chipmunk which is now fully accessible and available for children to sit in the cockpit and work the controls […]

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Museum Grand Opening 2018

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With the day fast approaching we can now give an agenda for the Museum Grand Opening on 31st March 2018. The gates open at 0900 for military vehicles and the event itself starts at 1030hrs when the opening ceremony will take place. With 2018 marking the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the Royal Air […]

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In May of 2017, Sywell Aviation Museum were honoured by a visit from 94 year old 8th USAAF veteran S/Sgt Doug Ward who flew as a ball turret gunner in B-17s of the 305th Bomb Group, from Chelveston, Northants., during WWII. A quite remarkable gentleman. Sadly, we have just learned of Doug’s passing and extend […]

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A visit from Bryn Fussell

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A famous or possibly  infamous visitor came to see us on the 10th August 2017… The Museum was delighted to welcome Bryn Fussell to Sywell today….his first visit to the airfield in many years! In 1950, then aged 19, Bryn broke out of Borstal, made his way to Sywell, pushed Auster G-AHHP out of a […]

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July special visitors!

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On the 23rd of July 2017  a young lady and her husband visited the museum. Her  name is Captain Lauren Ott and is based at Mildenhall. Before she married she was Lauren Zuckerman and her  grandfather Martin  Zuckerman was a Radio Operator in 42-31053 Stingy. He flew quite a bit in this aircraft but has […]