The City of Norwich Aviation Museum is the official museum of 100 Group Royal Air Force and houses a wide collection of memorabilia, personal accounts and photographs of personnel, its aircraft and operations.
This collection is housed in an area called the ‘Stafford Sinclair’ Room; dedicated to all Royal Air Force 100 Group Operations.
100 Group Royal Air Force was a special duties group within RAF Bomber Command.
The group was formed on 11 November 1943 to consolidate the increasingly complex business of electronic warfare and countermeasures into one organisation.
The group was responsible for the development, operational trial and use of electronic warfare and countermeasures equipment. It was based at RAF stations in East Anglia.
To visit the RAF 100 Group Association website please visit www.raf100groupassociation.org
The City of Norwich Aviation Museum is proud to house a significant collection of 74 Squadron items along with aircraft such as the Gloster Meteor, Hawker Hunter and English Electric Lightning. In 1984, the squadron operated from RAF Wattisham, Suffolk flying McDonnell Douglas Phantom aircraft until it’s retirement in the early 90’s.
The Squadron, also known as the Tiger Squadron; from its tiger-head motif, operated fighter aircraft from 1917 to the early 1990s. The squadron then changed to Hawk T1 training aircraft until its disbandment in 2000.
74 (Trinidad) Squadron was the Royal Air Force’s member of the NATO Tiger Association from 1961 until the squadron’s disbandment.
To visit the 74 Squadron Association website please visit www.74sqdn.tk
Established in February 1944 by redesignation of the 8th Bomber Command at RAF Daws Hill High Wycombe; the Eighth Army Air Force (8 AAF) was a United States Army Air Forces combat air force in World War II and engaged in operations primarily in Northern Europe.
The 8 AAF carried out strategic bombing of enemy targets in France, Low Countries and Germany; engaging in air-to-air fighter combat against enemy aircraft until the German capitulation in May 1945.
The 8 AAF was the largest of the deployed combat Army Air Forces in numbers of personnel, aircraft and equipment based in the United Kingdom and more specifically East Anglia.
During World War II the 96th Combat Bombardment Wing was based at RAF Horsham St Faith, the home of the City of Norwich Aviation Museum. This wing comprised of three Bombardment Groups; 458th, 466th and 467th based at RAF Horsham St Faith, Attlebridge and Rackheath.
To visit the 8th Air Force Historical Society please visit www.8thafhs.org
Aviation Heritage UK, formed in 1967 as The British Aviation Preservation Council (BAPC), is the national body for the preservation of aviation related items. It is a voluntary staffed body which undertakes a representation, co-ordination and enabling role.
AHUK membership includes national, local authority, independent and service museums, private collections, voluntary groups and other organisations involved in the advancement of aviation preservation in Britain. A number of overseas aircraft preservation organisations have affiliated membership.
To visit the Aviation Heritage UK website, please visit www.aviationheritageuk.org
To visit the Military Aviation Heritage Network website, please visit www.mahn.org.uk