Project Eagle and The MemorialHeritage Appeal
The Museum is currently raising funds for a new development programme known as Project Eagle. This will secure the future of the Museum for generations to come and comprises two phases.
Phase 1 was completed on 1 September 2017, is a dignified memorial to more than 5,000 that have died in the service of British Army Flying from early pioneers to the modern Army Air Corps. The Memorial is a focus for remembrance for local, veteran and serving communities reflecting their common heritage of service and sacrifice no matter what their regimental background. Please see short video clip
All of those commemorated on The Memorial are listed in the online Memorial Book to which families and friends can add tributes, photographs and donations.
Phase 2 is the expansion and modernisation of the archive which will contain a matchless record of Army flying exploits and a complete updating and reinterpretation of our unique collection. This will be complemented by a substantial community, education and volunteer programme and improved corporate and volunteer facilities. In June 2016, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) awarded a development grant of £182,500 to support the detailed planning for phase 2. The Development Phase completed in November 2017 and our detailed delivery plans have now been submitted to the HLF for approval. If approved, we expect to complete the modernisation work over the winter 2018/19 using the HLF grant of £1.5million supplemented by match-funding of a further £1million. Most of the match-funding has been raised with substantial donations from the Army Air Corps, the Government LIBOR fund, Hampshire County Council, The Garfield Weston Trust, Sir Len Blavatnic, the Aurelious Trust and many other individual donations. The current fundraising target to achieve this is approximately £85,000 of match-funding and we are working hard to raise this money.Donate now
Unless specifically stated otherwise, the Museum assume that donations to the Project Eagle Heritage Appeal may be used for any Phase of Project Eagle or, in the event of insufficient funds being raised, used for other improvements in the Museum. Excess funds may also be used in this way.