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Bottisham Airfield Museum

Restoring the original museum buildings back to how they looked in 1944

Bottisham Airfield Museum urgently needs funds to complete the interior restoration of its original buildings, which were built in 1940. This will allow us to tell the story of this remarkable airfield and it's use by the RAF, USAAF and the Belgians.
Charity Registration No: 1159036

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The original buildings at Bottisham are steeped in history. Built in time for the Battle of Britain to accept the dispersed Tiger Moths of 22EFTS, who were fitted with bombs in case Hitler invaded, right through to the crucial role it played in D-Day and the role it played in the creation of the Belgian Air Force at the end of WW2.

The buildings have survived well beyond their design life of 7 years. But they now need urgent restoration to bring them back to life. Bottisham Airfield Museum wants to turn the clock back to the 6th June 1944 and restore the interior of the buildings as they were on that famous day.

This will need considerable funds to complete this restoration but we hope the museum can become both a great educational facility and also a host a number of living history events.

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Tim Duke

1 month ago

Hi Jason, best of luck raising the funds. Need to come over and see the progress sometime soon

£50.00

Anonymous

2 months ago

Thanks very much for this project! Gift is in honor of Captain Robert Volkman - 1944 and 1945.

£100.00

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Anonymous

4 months ago

£30.00

Hilary Dickinson

4 months ago

Well done with this work and I hope that you reach your fundraising target quickly.

£20.00

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4 months ago

£20.00

About the charity

Bottisham Airfield Museum
Bottisham Airfield Museum

The Museum was opened in 2009 to commemorate the sometimes forgotten role of the airfield at Bottisham in World War Two and is the only UK museum dedicated to the Royal Air Force, United States 8th Army Air Force, and Belgian Air Forces. We are now operating out of the last remaining airfield buildings to exist within the airfield’s original perimeter. The purchase of the site was completed in September 2014 and we are now embarking on the huge task a of renovating the buildings, restoring them back to original appearance but also modernising them as required to enable us to store and display items safely. Our Mission Statement To collect, restore, conserve and display items relevant to the history of Bottisham Airfield, including material relating to the Home Front in the local communities and local personalities. To promote and encourage interest in the Museum, especially among the local communities, young and old, and in relation to items or memorabilia that individuals might wish to donate to the Museum. To educate visitors to the Museum regarding the role of the airfield, the units that served their and the role the village played in the war effort.

Charity Registration No: 1159036

http://www.bottishamairfieldmuseum.org.uk

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Restoring the original museum buildings back to how they looked in 1944

Bottisham Airfield Museum