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Air Marshal Trenchard a man of engineering vision; a visit to the Trenchard Museum, RAF Halton

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Air Marshal Trenchard recognised the importance of engineering to the RAF. Visit the epoymous museum to see artefacts relating to flying at Halton.

Date and Time

15 May 2018 - 19:30-21:30

Location

Basingstoke, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - Thames&Chiltern:Bucks local network. Contact Andrew Dodd : 07801 459471 or andrew.dodd@theiet.org for more information.


About this event

  • Francis Halford is the curator of the Trenchard Museum.  He will give the IET a personal, and erudite, guided tour of the museum.

  • The Trenchard Museum aims to preserve and display items that relate to the history of Royal Air Force Halton.  The museum was named in honour of the man who is regarded as the Founding Father of the Royal Air Force, and also who founded the Aircraft Apprentice scheme with which the good name of Halton has often been synonymous. 

Programme

  • Doors open 7 pm
  • Light refreshments
  • Visit starts 7.30 pm
  • Visit finishes by 9.30 pm

Reasons to attend

This is the second of two linked events.  In the first, on Tuesday 10th April 2018, Francis Hanford looks at the history of flying at the Halton Airfield from its pre-WW1 origins.


Continuing Professional Development

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Additional information

Please bring Photo I.D.

The Museum was opened by Viscount Trenchard, grandson of Marshal of the Royal Air Force Viscount Trenchard on the 26 June 1999, funded and supported by the RAF Halton Apprentice Association (RAFHAA).  Since then, the Museum’s collection has grown to include a myriad of artefacts including 3 complete aircraft; 2 cockpits; 9 aero engines and a range of displays, models and memorabilia which illustrate life, training and notable events in the Station’s history. Also on view is the museum’s workshop and what will become a full size replica of the Mayfly.  This small biplane was designed by the training staff and built by staff and apprentices here at Halton in 1926.

The James McCudden Flight Heritage Centre (JMFHC) has been created to promote air-mindedness in RAF recruits, air cadets, school children and other interested parties. It extends the scope of the Trenchard Museum into the explanation of the fundamentals of flight using redundant training aids and equipment purchased with funds donated by the RAF Charitable Trust, The Heritage Lottery Fund and the Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust. 


The Museum is located at Royal Air Force Halton on the B4009 road, just off the A41 between Tring and Aylesbury. It is accessible from the M25 Junction 20 (A41 North).  Sat Nav Ref: HP22 5PG

The Museum is accessible by Rail and Public Transport - Visitors are advised to travel by rail to Aylesbury (Chiltern Line), then take a Number 50 Bus from the Bus Station to Halton Camp (end of route). Walk to the Guardroom nearby.



Registration information

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