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Dunkirk, D-Day & Arnhem veterans signing event - Sunday 10th September 2017

The event is planned to commence at 11am with the following veterans in attendance:

Private Thomas White - Paratrooper during WWII and took part in the liberation of Denmark.
Medic Alec Hall - 1st Airborne Division, Arnhem.
Medic David Whiteman - 1st Airborne Division, Arnhem. Worked in the Horst House with the "Angel Of Arnhem". David was also evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940.
Driver Alfred Smith - evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940 and took part in the D-Day landings in June 1944 on Gold Beach (landed D-Day + 3).
Sapper Don Sheppard - 51st Highland Division Juno Beach D-Day 6th June 1944. Went on to take part in operation Market Garden (Arnhem).
Jock Hutton - Special Air Service. Dropped into France on June 5th 1944 at 5 minutes before midnight. Assisted the Glider Troops commanded by Major Howard in the capture of Pegasus Bridge.

Also attending will be:-
John Waye - RAF 355 Squadron rear gunner on Liberator bombers based in India to attack enemy targets across the Far East.

The author Raymond P. Newlyn will have a limited number of 'D-Day 70' & 'The Airborne Club' books, and also copies of the new book 'The Airborne Club 2' featuring the incredible story of paratrooper Private Thomas White (who will be due to attend the signing event).

All signed books cost £15 each (all other signed items also £15 each) and the event will help to raise funds for the 'Normandy Veterans Association'. Entry to the event will be via the Museum entrance with admission fee of £3.50 for adults - free entry to children under 16.

Kindly note that due to the age of the veterans the list of those attending on the day can change at short notice.

2017 Season opening times

Every Sunday and Bank Holiday Monday until Remembrance Sunday 10am to 5pm (Last entry 4.30pm).

During the season we are also open on Saturdays for conducted tours. Please see our Opening Times page for more information.

Pilot Portraits

The 5 prints available are of Winkle Brown, Alan Scott, Tom Neil, Joy Lofthouse, and Johnny Johnson. We have a few "Pilots Portraits" available , hand signed by some of the visiting pilots who attended the various "SigningDays" here at the Shoreham Museum. They are available at £25 each + £2-50p P+P. Cheques made out to "The Shoreham Aircraft Museum", High Street, Shoreham Village, Sevenoaks Kent. TN14 7TB. For more information contact Geoff: geoff@aviartnutkins.com

Portrait of George 'Johnny' JohnsonPortrait of Joy Lofthouse
Portrait of Allan ScottPortrait of Tom Neil
Portrait of Eric Winkle Brown

Private Museum visits for Groups

If you belong to a group, society, association or club and would like a private visit to the Museum over the summer, please call us on 01959 524416. We can offer bookings for weekday afternoons and evenings.

Museum Pergola Engine from a Junkers Ju88 The Museum's tea garden Blackout screen from the White Hart at Brasted - signed by 'Al' Deere, 'Sailor' Malan, 'Johnnie' Johnson, et al.

The Shoreham Aircraft Museum was founded in 1978 by local enthusiasts, whose passion for the Battle of Britain period resulted in the establishment of a permanent display in 1988.

The Museum houses hundreds of aviation relics excavated by the group over many years from crashed British and German aircraft, as well as items which have been kindly donated. In addition, there is a fine collection of flying helmets, uniforms and insignia. This, along with a comprehensive display of Home Front memorabilia, ensures a visit to the museum is both enjoyable and educational.

Artefacts are carefully arranged to support items recovered from local 'digs' or local happenings and displays are refined or changed regularly, making a second visit all the more enjoyable.

The Museum has a charming tea room, serving home-made cakes and refreshments that can be enjoyed in the large teagarden. There is also a gallery displaying a range of prints by renowned aviation artist Geoff Nutkins, one of the Museum's founders.

The Museum serves as a lasting tribute to all those airmen who fought in the skies over southern England during World War II.

All the proceeds are used for recovery and preservation of artefacts. Any remaining funds are donated to the RAF Guinea Pig Club, East Grinstead, a charitable organisation for severely burnt Allied airmen of Word War II, and one with which we are proud to have had a long association.