Visit to Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton

When:
July 10, 2018 @ 12:30 pm – 5:00 pm
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Where:
Fleet Air Arm Museum
RNAS Yeovilton
Ilchester
Somerset
Cost:
c. £10
Contact:
George Garner
01392 881330

The Museum: We shall meet at the Museum at 2.30 pm. There is a lot to see. FAAM represents the flying arm of the Royal Navy. The other three arms are at Portsmouth (on the sea), Gosport (submarines), and Southsea (Royal Marines). The museum in Yeovilton is devoted to the history of British naval aviation. It has an extensive collection of military and civilian aircraft, aero engines, models of aircraft and Royal Navy ships (especially aircraft carriers) as well as paintings and drawings related to naval aviation. Among the special attractions of the museum are the first British Concorde and the award-winning Aircraft Carrier Experience. The museum is located at an airfield, and visitors can watch military aircraft (especially helicopters) take off and land.

Lunch: We can meet beforehand for lunch around 12.30 pm at a place to be agreed (either at the licensed restaurant and cafe on site, or at a local pub).

Transport: It is difficult to get to Yeovilton by public transport. Private transport is recommended. Offers of lifts will be appreciated. The museum is located just past Ilchester, off the A303. The journey takes just over an hour from Exeter. Please note that the correct SAT NAV to use is BA22 8HW.

Contact: George by 30 June.

 

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