'V' Force and the best of British

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What-Ho! Squadron Leader ‘Ginger’ Jones here! I’m the Commander here at Waddingthorpe and along with my trusted crew, we make sure that our marvellous, magnificent, mischeivious best of British aircraft stay airborne and out of trouble. You can read all out your favourite plane and meet our dedicated crew on our meet the planes page. All of us here at Waddingthorpe share the same goal and that is to inspire children to engage with the wonders of flight and the engineering that helps achieve it. We also want to educate children on Britain’s rich history of engineering excellence and how they can continue this standard into the 21st century. Thanks to the boffins and skills of the people of Great Britain, this great nation was and still is the centre of excellence for technology and innovation. And of course lets not forget the fantastic aircraft that Britain produced, flew and maintained!

Meet the planes and crew

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 Find out about our marvellous, magnificent, and mischeivious aircraft who are based here and the dedicated professional crew who help keep them in tip top condition. 



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You can even colour in your favourite planes with our printables! There is even one of me you can colour in, (make sure my uniform is the right colour!)


Tales from the Tower Blog


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Don't forget to check our B.O.B Blog "Tales from the tower" You can send us your pictures of your favourite aircraft or stories of your favourite plane and we'll post them on our blog.




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Play our exciting Ace-It! game, with your squadron and be the first to be squadron leader!




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Decipher top secret transmissions intercepted by Nige Nimrod. Can you master the morse code? If so go to the code breakers page and print out the secret messages.


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Visit our merchandise page and order a mug, T-shirt or framed picture of your favourite character at Waddingthorpe Airfield.


Visit these wonderful museums to see some of your favourite Waddingthorpe aircraft.

Cornwall Aviation Heritage Museum:                                  http://www.cornwallaviationhc.co.uk

RAF Cosford Museum:                                                        https://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/cosford/


Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum:                              https://www.fleetairarm.com/default.aspx


Midland Air Museum:                                                                   http://www.midlandairmuseum.co.uk                                                    

Imperial War Museum Duxford                                     https://www.iwm.org.uk/visits/iwm-duxford                                                     

Finest Hour                                                   https://www.finesthourexperiences.co.uk/useful-links/                                                   

We'd also like to thank the following companies for their support:

Airfix Model Kits:                                                                             https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/

Bombardier:                                                                                       https://www.bombardier.com/en/home.html