Here’s all the latest news from Wings Aviation Museum

  • Wings Museum hosts London to Brighton Classic Car Run – May 2022
    The London to Brighton Classic Car Run (https://www.classicmotorevents.co.uk/classic-cars), for production vehicles that are over 40 years old, starts at Brooklands Museum in Weybridge and finishes in Madeira Drive, Brighton. 60 participants’ cars called in to the Wings Museum for a timely refreshment stop. Hotdogs, teas and coffees were available, along with a tour round the […]
  • Podcast – Morgans, Mitchells and Military Vehicles
    In this episode of the Wings Museum Podcast: – We talk to Jeffrey Deere of the Brighton Centre of the Morgan Sports Car Club – Follow the team to a rural location near Peterborough to collect the rear fuselage for the B-25 Bedsheet Bomber Project – Enjoy a visit from the West Sussex Area of […]
  • B-25 Mitchell “Bedsheet Bomber” fuselage collection
    The collection of the rear fuselage of the B-25 Mitchell “Bedsheet Bomber” necessitates a trip to a rural location near Peterborough with suitably large transport to get it back to Wings Museum for restoration and reuniting with the other parts of the aircraft the museum’s volunteers have already been working on for many months. More […]
  • Sussex Morgan Sports Car Club visit Wings Museum – April 2022
    It is Wednesday 27th April 2022, and, following a good lunch locally, the good folk of the Brighton Centre of the Morgan Sports Car Club visited the Wings Museum, bringing with them a marvellous selection of Morgan cars, old and new. We spoke to the Club’s event organiser, Jeffery Deere…
  • Podcast – Memoirs of the Blitz at Bentley Priory
    In this episode of the podcast, we catch up with Alex Collinson, a volunteer from Bentley Priory Museum in Stanmore who we last spoke to at one of our Merlin Engine Run events last October. You can find out more about RAF Bentley Priory the Headquarters of Fighter Command during the Battle of Britain, the […]
  • Podcast – B-25 Mitchell Wing Restoration – Jan 2022
    In this, the first Wings Museum podcast of 2022: We talk to museum Co-Curator Daniel Hunt about the museum’s role of remembering people’s sacrifice in war, and keeping their stories alive, and visit the workshop for an update on a restoration project that we’ve spoken about before, the North American B-25 Mitchell “Bedsheet Bomber”….
  • Video – Halifax II JD150 Rolls Royce Merlin XX engine run – August 2021
    The running of the Wings Museum’s 1943 Rolls Royce Merlin Memorial engine from Halifax JD150, which was recovered from a bog in Germany in 2010, is a unique opportunity to hear the sound of a Halifax Merlin engine complete with its “Saxophone” style exhausts. On the night of 27th/28th July 1943, Halifax II JD150 DY-A […]
  • Podcast – Merlin Engine Run – Oct 2021
    A Merlin Engine Run event at the museum gives us the opportunity to talk to: Alex Collinson about the Bentley Priory Museum “Memoirs of the Blitz” project Adrian Harrison about the 253 Squadron Kenley Living History Group Aaron Simmons about maintaining the museum’s Merlin XX engine in fully running condition Keep up to date with the Wings Museum Podcast […]
  • Podcast – The 1944 B-25 Mitchell Mark II FR396 and FL682 crash near Dunsfold
    In this episode, we discover the story of how a crash on 7th January 1944 brought a volunteer to the Wings Museum in 2020. Flight Sergeant George Ormandy, an air gunner, died onboard FR396, a B-25 Mitchell Mark II that had flown from Dunsfold in Surrey. More than 70 years later, his great-nephew, Adam Tudor-Lane, […]
  • Podcast – A visit from the Invicta Military Vehicle Preservation Society (IMPS)
    It is Sunday 1st August 2021 and the Invicta Military Vehicle Preservation Society have chosen to visit the Wings Museum as the (very appropriate) destination of a Sunday drive. We catch up with one of their members, a man who introduces himself as George, and is dressed in the uniform of an American General… Keep […]