Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford

AVRO Heritage Museum Woodford

Header image: Inside the Avro Heritage Museum, Woodford. (Photo: Clive Rowley)

The editor recently had the opportunity to visit the AVRO Heritage Museum at the former Woodford airfield. The aerodrome closed in 2011 and is now being redeveloped as the Woodford Garden Village housing estate. The museum is located in the former airfield fire station, which was extended and renovated to host the museum with funding from BAE Systems as part of the deal to sell Woodford aerodrome for redevelopment. It has now been open for four years and is working towards full museum accreditation; it also has further expansion plans, including the loan of additional aircraft from the RAF Museum collection.

Vickers Wellington Mk 1 medium bombers

Battle of the Heligoland Bight, December 1939

Header image: Vickers Wellington Mk 1 medium bombers from IX Sqn took part in the disastrous raid.

The first named air battle of the Second World War– the Battle of the Heligoland Bight – took place 80 years ago this month, on 18th December 1939. The largest air engagement of the war so far, it was a disaster for RAF Bomber Command and became a turning point of the war.

BBMF club Christmas gift membership

Christmas membership gifts – order by 12th December

Looking for a Christmas gift for friends or family? A membership pack makes a great gift, it provides the first year’s membership for the RAF Memorial Flight Official Club and you’ll be directly supporting the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight by purchasing one.

You can buy a membership pack through Amazon or in the BBMF Visitor Centre’s shop. Alternatively, please call 01707 252705 and we can help you make a purchase by card or cheque.


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