The ambitious vision is to develop a museum that will engage, inspire and entertain a generation through the story of British Army Flying. The plans envisage improved educational facilities and a substantial community and volunteer programme for people of all ages. The £250,000 award by the Army Air Corps is of huge support to this initiative.
A fully accessible museum will house a modernised archive, a showcase for the Army Historic Aircraft Flight and improved volunteer workshops. A memorial wall will provide a dignified tribute to the soldiers that have died in the service of British Army Flying.
The programme, when initiated, is likely to take up to five years to complete and the Museum will need to raise in the region of £3.6 million. As part of a campaign to finance the plans, the Museum will apply to the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for funding support.
Chris Munns, the Museum of Army Flying CEO said ‘We are very excited by the plans that we have for this Museum. The Army Air Corps donation is a great start to this project as we are determined to raise the £3.6m that we need to preserve the legacy of courage, comradeship and innovation that is the story of British Army Flying’.