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MARTLESHAM HEATH AVIATION SOCIETY - OUR LEGACY

We are here to preserve the heritage and aviation history of Martlesham Heath.


In the year 2000 we opened the Control Tower Museum and at the same time dedicated stained glass windows in the church of St Michael's and All Angels on The Heath.

The windows were funded  and donated to the village by Martlesham Heath Aviation Society

 


On the Barrack Square between the memorial commemorating the story of the British, Commonwealth and Dominions memorial and the memorial to the 356th Fighter Group, is a third memorial.

Martlesham Heath Aviation Society were responsible for raising the funds for the purchase and erection of this monument.

The memorial contains two crests side by side.  The crest for the Aeroplane and Armament Experimental Establishment and a second crest for Royal Air Force Martlesham Heath.


The inscription reads:-

ROYAL AIR FORCE MARTLESHAM HEATH

1917 - 1963

The home of the Aeroplane experimental station,

Royal Flying corp. Later the Aeroplane and

Armament Experimental Establishment

1924 - 1939


Second World War 1939 - 1945

Fighter base for RAF and USAAF


Post war research included the Blind Landing

Experimental Unit and the Bomb Ballistics Unit


The lower inscription is as follows:-

This monument was erected in 2009 to commemorate

the historic contribution made here to aviation research

and the development and evaluation of British military

and civil aircraft