following links will take you to the many small Aviation Museums in the UK that
keep and preserve information on and aircraft made by Sopwith and Hawker
Aviation during the last century.
A unique collection of aviation exhibits and memories surrounding this
famous old and now disused Battle of Britain and D Day RAF Airfield. On
display are the prototype and Mk 9 Spitfires, Hawker Hurricane, Hawker
Hunter, English Electric Lightning, Phantom, Swift and Meteor. There is a
big display on RAF Tangmere's famous one legged Wing Leader Douglas Bader.
It is just out side Chichester on the South Coast near the A27.
The Solent Sky Aviation Museum in Southampton was originally established
to tell the story of R J Mitchell, designer of the Spitfire and of the
Supermarine Company who's main factory was less than five miles away on
the other side of the river. It has now expanded to cover all the 26
other aircraft manufacturing companies that surrounded Southampton and the
Solent like Sopwith and A V Roe. It is also the home of a gigantic Short
Sandringham flying boat. You must see the Supermarine flying boat S6a N248
as well as a Spitfire Mk 24. Other star aircraft are the Folland Gnat, de
Havilland Vampier and Sea Vixen. You will be amazed when you see the A V
Roe Saunders SRA1 jet fighter flying boat. The only surviving example
The Norfolk & Suffolk Aviation Museum is just south of Norfolk on the
B1026 one mile west of Bungay. It is by the side of the Buck Inn.