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Welcome to the Midland Aircraft Recovery Group

The voluntary group was formed in 1983, to record, recover and conserve the military aviation history of the south Midlands. It is a member of the British Aviation Archaeological Council. The group ran the Midland Warplane Museum for many years, although this will remain closed until a new site can be found for it.

The group has recorded hundreds of crash sites, mainly in Warwickshire and Worcestershire and researched the background stories to many of them.  Some of the sites have been excavated, to provide exhibits for a museum.  The ultimate aim is to display the artefacts from the various local flying units, to commemorate the men and women who flew and maintained the aircraft.

A number of rebuild projects are under way, to represent the major aircraft types flown in the Midlands.  These include a Wellington, Oxford, Whitley, Hurricane and Harvard.

We are always looking for relevant historical material and welcome contact from people who flew in Warwickshire or Worcestershire, or from their families.  We encourage families to keep original material and we appreciate copies of log books, anecdotes and photographs.

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.

Don't flout the law

It is an offence under the protection of military remains act to interfere with the crash site of a military aircraft in the UK. All BAAC groups obtain the necessary licence and other consents to investigate crash sites legally.

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