Please help us raise the remaining £250,000 required to save the world’s only surviving Do-17.

Donate today and save a unique piece of aviation history.

The RAF Museum has identified the remains of an intact WW2 Dornier Do-17 bomber, a German aircraft type that played a crucial role in the early part of the Second World War, in the shallows off the Kent coast.

The condition of the Dornier is rapidly deteriorating and the Museum is in a race against time to save it.

Conserving the Dornier is a huge engineering challenge. Constructed of aluminium it is very sensitive to corrosion. Few aluminium artefacts have been successfully recovered from the sea and so we are working with Imperial College London to develop innovative new methods to prevent the corrosion which will begin as soon as the Dornier is lifted from the channel.

We anticipate the Dornier that will require at least two years of conservation before can be exhibited with the rest of our Battle of Britain collection.

We hope to raise £250,000 from individuals like you in order to help support this conservation and so save this hugely significant aircraft. Please become an appeal supporter today.

You can make a donation of any size and it will make a real contribution to our efforts to save the Dornier.

Thank you for your support. 

Raising money for

RAF Museum

RAF Museum

Charity Registration No. 244708

The RAF Museum is Britain's only national Museum dedicated wholly to aviation. Its collection of 500,000 artefacts and more than 200 aircraft is the largest in Europe. Donations support vital work preserving the collection, acquisition of new objects and education and community activities.

Donations 204

Viel glück!

Donation by Anonymous on 09/06/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Good luck with the project!

Donation by Anonymous on 06/06/13


Donation by Anonymous on 05/05/13


Donation by Arie Knoppert on 04/05/13

10,00 €

Keep up the good work! :)

Donation by Simon Christopher on 21/02/13


+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 16/02/13


Donation by donald chester on 14/02/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 11/02/13


+ £0.75 Gift Aid

Donation by Paul Nash on 09/02/13


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Looks more promising than the wild goose chase in Burma !

Donation by Ian Simpson on 07/02/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 07/02/13


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Dear RAFM! Thank you for making a dream come true! I'm looking forward to seeing the old Dornier back on her wheels.

Donation by Neil Seaton on 04/01/13


Donation by Roger Roycroft on 02/01/13


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

This is a very important piece of our history and need to be preserved. Keep up the good work.

Donation by Ian Hardy on 19/12/12

Best of luck with this important project, let's make it happen!

Donation by Ashleigh Wright on 18/12/12


+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Theo Boersma on 09/12/12

20,00 €

Donation by Anonymous on 06/12/12


+ £5.00 Gift Aid

I hope this helps a bit and that you are able to raise the aircraft as soon as possible

Donation by Andrew Nash on 02/12/12


+ £6.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 15/11/12


+ £12.50 Gift Aid

An important discovery and a worthwhile addition to the collection.

Donation by Christopher Bentley on 13/11/12


Donation by Robin Horne on 01/11/12

A worthwhile cause. Please RAFM, a full restoration not like the Halifax.

Donation by Chris Simmonds on 19/10/12

A small tribute to the memory of those brave men ( and women) who fought for our freedom.

Donation by Philippe Cornu on 27/09/12


Donation by Jim Nelhams on 10/09/12


Will give more next time. Never forget their scarifices!

Donation by Roger Fuller on 09/09/12


Donation summary

  • * Online donations£9,130.56
  • Offline donations£750,000.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£759,130.56
  • Gift Aid£567.25

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.