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We appeciate the opportunity to copy photographs, log books and anecdotes relevant to military flying in Warwickshire and Worcestershire. If you or a member of your family was in the RAF in this area and have anything to share, please get in touch.

Please contact us if you remember or know the location of any crash sites in Warwickshire or Worcestershire. We are trying to build up as complete a record as possible of memories and locations. We are particularly keen to know more about crashes in Dunchurch, Warks; Leamington Spa, Warks; Rednall, Worcs; Wolvey, Warks, Woodford Halse, Northants; Bramcote, Warks; Gaydon, Warks; Hilmorton, Warks; Pebworth, Warks; Shotteswell, Warks.

Can you help with typing names into tables, for us to improve the website? We have photographed the course lists for 36 Service Flying Training School and 23 Operational Training Unit and aim to get the names on-line. These on-line lists help families of servicemen to research their family history and often find out for the first time what happened. Families help us to build up our archives, so the lists are important to us as well.

We are also looking for various components for the rebuild projects. If you have any parts of Wellington, Oxford, Whitley, Hurricane or Harvard aircraft to swap or sell, please contact us. We don't buy parts from crash sites, as we discourage profiting from them, but we do have items to swap.

Membership of the group is open to anyone and a strong interest in local aviation history and/ or reconstruction of early wooden and metal aircraft will help you to get the best out of membership. Members receive a quarterly newsletter.

These are some of the parts we're looking for, in any condition.

FN.16Whitley nose
Any parts for Nash and Thompson FN.16 turret or its cupola for Whitley nose (or FN.11 for Sunderland, which is similar)
Frazer Nash FN.5
Most parts for Frazer Nash gun turrets,
especially FN.5 and FN.4
Mk VIII oxygen
Mk VIII oxygen regulator
Image Image Image
Undercarriage indicators
MK I oil temp
              gauge Mk VIII rad temp gauge Image Image
Oil and radiator temperature gauges, fuel gauge, bomb steering indicator
Image   Wellington switch panel
Switches and D-shaped covers for Wellington
Wellington yoke Wellington co-pilot seat Wellington crew seat
Wellington control column yoke and crew seats

Wellington bomb releasebomb releaseWellington u/c switch slider
Wellington bomb release and undercarriage switch slider
Hydraulic knobs
Wellington hydraulic control knobs
Whitley yoke Whitley throttle
              boxWhitley trim controls Whitley pilot seat Whitley navigator seat
Whitley control column, throttle box, trim controls and seats
F.24 camera 
Mounting for F24 camera

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