Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society

Defunct Aviation Museum Guide
 

Key Facts

Location:
Lasham Airfield, Hampshire
SatNav: Region:
GU34 5SS South
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 10 Closed

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What’s Here

The SWWAPS occupied a small museum housed in a wartime building. Indoor displays and exhibits told the story of Lasham Airfield, and showed items recovered from aircraft crash sites. Gliding activity at the airfield could be viewed from the car park.

Directions

In the north-east corner of Lasham Airfield, 6 miles north of Alton, Hampshire.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

This museum closed in October 2009.

Admission:

Not applicable.

Amenities:

Parking, Souvenir shop.

Hunter F.51 E-423 (photo, Allan Barley) Prentice T.1 VR192 (photo, Allan Barley)
Meteor F.8 WH291 (photo, Allan Barley) Meteor NF.13 4X-FNA (photo, Allan Barley)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Fate
XK418 Auster AOP.9 XK418 Complete Sold
XE856 de Havilland Vampire T.11 XE856 Complete Sold
‘VH-FDT’ De Havilland Australia Drover II G-APXX Complete Sold
WH291 Gloster Meteor F.8 WH291 Complete Sold
4X-FNA Gloster Meteor NF.13 4X-FNA Complete Sold
E-423 Hawker Hunter F.51 E-423 Complete Sold
WV798 Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV798 Complete sold
22+35 Lockheed F-104G Starfighter 22+35 Complete Sold
VR192 Percival Prentice T.1 G-APIT Complete Sold
WF137 Percival Sea Prince C.1 WF137 Complete Sold
XM833 Westland Wessex HAS.3 XM833 Complete Sold
XN309 Westland Whirlwind HAR.9 XN309 Complete Sold
XP360 Westland Whirlwind HAR.10 XP360 Complete Sold

More Information

Postal address was: Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society, Lasham Airfield, Alton, Hampshire.
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Lost Aviation Collections of Britain by Ken Ellis (Crecy, 2011)

F-104G 22+35 (photo, Allan Barley) Sea Hawk FGA.6 WV798 (photo, Allan Barley)
Auster AOP.9 XK418 (photo, Allan Barley) Wessex HAS.3 XM833 (photo, Allan Barley)

Sea Prince C.1 WF137 (photo, Allan Barley)

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6 thoughts on “Second World War Aircraft Preservation Society

  1. Yup, all gone. I think the Drover is going to MAM at Salisbury Hall? I want to know if the Sea Prince was scrapped or not. I camped on the site last month, while working at Lasham. SWWAPS building still there.

  2. Cycled up to lasham todat form Guildford and fould all gone – disappointed. was everything scrapped or did the exhibits go anywhere??

  3. The exhibits were removed last year, they were dismantled piece by piece and scrapped i believe. taken away on large flatbed lorries. the buildings are still there, but you cant go in them.

  4. Sept 2010: WM366 (NF13) This is currently in storage having been moved from Lasham after the Second World War Aircraft preservation group closed its doors.

    Sept 2010: WH291 (F8) This has been moved from Lasham and is in storage, it is one of the most complete F8’s in existence as it flew into Lasham before spending many years on display in less than ideal conditions.

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