Museum is a totally voluntary
organization run by friendly dedicated volunteers
& is a registered
charity & a member of the BAPC. The Wings Museum is housed
in a large approximately 12,000 sq ft "hangar" style building near Balcombe & Handcross.
The Wings Museum was based at Redhill Aerodrome in Surrey (formally RAF Redhill) but vacated in 2008 to our current location in West Sussex. We are still very much dedicated
to remembering & recording the history
of RAF Redhill. We have a dedicated display within the museum which includes original memorabilia associated to the station as well as a comprehensive collection of photographs & the Redhill Book of Remembrance were every mission flown from RAF Redhill was researched by Daniel Hunt (Museum Curator) in 2007 & lists over 70 pilots who lost their lives flying from Redhill during World War Two. This was the first time such a list was compiled. Read more>
We also display an abundance of original memorabilia representing a wealth of "display themes" including: The HomeFront, RAFFighterCommand, The Blitz, Battle of Britain, RAF Bomber Command, US 8th Air Force, Luftwaffe, Russian Front, D-Day & Beyond & much much more. Items include aero engines, airframes, uniforms, equipment & medals.
Museum is a growing &
very much active museum. Through the
use of informative displays we aim
to educate future generations through school visits of the
sacrifices made by our gallant armed
forces during World War Two in order
to preserve the peace we all benefit
from today. It is our goal to ensure
that their memory is not lost through
the passage of time & that their
courage & spirit lives on to inspire us all.
We hope you enjoy
the site & we look forward to seeing you at the museum soon!
A quick guide to
rescue items of our wartime heritage for
& display original World War Two memorabilia, airframes & engines.
memorials to fallen airmen throughout
Europe - on behalf of the families of
WW2 aircraft for museum display &
The restored cockpit section of Bristol Beaufighter 1f Night Fighter arrived at the museum in early September.
Memorials unveiled in 2015:
On 8th May 2015 a new memorial to the gallant crew of Stirling BF513 was unveiled at the crash site in Belgium with many people in attendance.Read more>
On 19th March 2015 a new memorial to the gallant crew of B-17G 43-39035 was unveiled at the crash site on Reigate Hill with many people in attendance.Read more>
Bolnor Village Scouts visited the Wings Museum on a pre-booked evening visit on 11th March. Talks were delivered by Dave Fellowes (Lancaster rear turret gunner) & also George Chatwin gave an informative talk on the Scouts during wartime.
Events for 2016
Scale Model Show Saturday 2nd April 2016
Wings Bomber Boys Sunday 8th May 2016
Watch this space for further events in 2016 including our talk & demonstration on WW2 Bomb Disposal.
2016 School bookings now being taken.
A-26 Invader Bombardiers Nose installed onto cockpit section.
P-63 Kingcobra Instrument panels now mounted with build up on front screen progressing well.
Merlin XX Engine from Halifax JD150 under restoration. LATST NEWS: crank shaft and con rods are now fully functional and ready for running! Exhausts are also under going restoration by a black-smith.
Vickers Metropolitan 90cm Searchlight
A rescue operation was carried out by Wings to recover an original 1939 90cm Vickers Metropolitan Searchlight that was due to be scrapped. The team is now undertaking a full restoration. The museum is now sourcing parts to aid with the project.
Wings Museum, Unit 1, Bucklands Farm, Brantridge Lane, Near Balcombe, West Sussex RH17 6JT.