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Sunday 2nd October 2016 - Normandy & Arnhem veterans book signing event "D-Day 70" & "The Airborne Club" by Raymond P. Newlyn
Along with the author, the following veterans will be attending who feature in the books.
Sapper Don Sheppard - D-Day Juno Beach
W/Op Bob Stevens - D-Day + 1 Juno Beach
Gunner Ron Spencer - D-Day Gold beach
Medic David Whiteman - Arnhem
Medic Alec Hall - Arnhem
Paratrooper 'Jock' Hutton (6 Para) - Parachuted into Normandy before midnight 5th/6th June 1944.
Copies of both books (paperback only) will be available on the day of the event and will cost £10 each including all signatures. Any other items brought to the event for signing will be charged at £10 per item for all signatures. Entry will be via the Museum - entrance fee is £3 per adult (free entry to Museum members and children 16 & under). The event will commence at 11 a.m. with a break for lunch at approx 1 p.m. Signing will recommence at approx 1:30 p.m. Proceeds raised from this event will be donated to the 'Normandy Veterans Association'.
Kindly note that due to the age of these wonderful gentlemen, the number of veterans attending on the day could change at short notice.
Saturday 8th October - "One of The Few"
The Museum will be proud to welcome Wing Commander Paul Farnes DFM.
A signing session is planned to commence promptly at 10.30 a.m. Wg/Cmdr Farnes will only be signing for a short period and hopefully there will then follow a question and answer session.
Admission to the signing and the later Q&A session will be via the museum entrance. Adults £3 admission (free entry to Museum members and children up to 16 years of age).
The fee for Paul Farnes signature will be £15 per item.
Kindly note that due to the age of the veterans, changes to events could occur at short notice.
Opening Times 2016
The Museum & Tearoom are now open every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until the end of October from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last entry 4:30 p.m.) Notices regarding future events will appear here once details become available.
Pilots' Day - Commemorative Print
For those who missed our recent Pilots' Day, we have a number of commemorative prints available, costing just £67.50 + £2.50P&P.
You can order one by calling us on 01959 524416.
Prints are signed by the following:
Fl /Lt David Bowker 150 Sqn, Wellington Pilot
Flt Sgt Ron Dearman, Pilot Dakotas & Ansons
Sid Beaver, Lancaster Pilot & Typhoons
W.O. Sam Brookes, Lancaster wireless operator
F.O Maurice Macey Pilot 41 Sqn & 127 Sq Spitfires
Lt Keith Quilter DSC, pilot Royal Navy Seafires & Corsairs
Bob Woods, Short Stirlings
Sidney Pigden, Typhoon pilot
John Waye, B24 Liberator air gunner
LAC Ronald Evans, ground crew 609 sqn Spitfires/Typhoons
F.O Gerry Abrahams, Pilot 75 Sqn Lancasters
W.O. Neville Croucher, Hurricane Pilot 289 Sqn
"Finest Few" Print
We also have a small number of commemorative prints available from our recent "Finest Few" signing day, priced at £35.00, including P&P. Each print is individually signed by Wing Commander Bob Foster DFC, AE, Squadron Leader Nigel Rose AE. If you would like to purchase a print, please call us on 01959 524416.
Private Museum visits for Groups
If you belong to a group, society, association or club and would like a private visit to the Museum over the summer, please call us on 01959 524416. We can offer bookings for weekday afternoons and evenings.
The Shoreham Aircraft Museum was founded in 1978 by local enthusiasts, whose passion for the Battle of Britain period resulted in the establishment of a permanent display in 1988.
The Museum houses hundreds of aviation relics excavated by the group over many years from crashed British and German aircraft, as well as items which have been kindly donated. In addition, there is a fine collection of flying helmets, uniforms and insignia. This, along with a comprehensive display of Home Front memorabilia, ensures a visit to the museum is both enjoyable and educational.
Artefacts are carefully arranged to support items recovered from local 'digs' or local happenings and displays are refined or changed regularly, making a second visit all the more enjoyable.
The Museum has a charming tea room, serving home-made cakes and refreshments that can be enjoyed in the large teagarden. There is also a gallery displaying a range of prints by renowned aviation artist Geoff Nutkins, one of the Museum's founders.
The Museum serves as a lasting tribute to all those airmen who fought in the skies over southern England during World War II.
All the proceeds are used for recovery and preservation of artefacts. Any remaining funds are donated to the RAF Guinea Pig Club, East Grinstead, a charitable organisation for severely burnt Allied airmen of Word War II, and one with which we are proud to have had a long association.