Wartime Aircraft Recovery Group Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide

What’s Here

During World War Two, Sleap was a Bomber Command training base. From January 1944 it was used to train glider pilots for the airborne assaults of D-Day and Arnhem. Through the co-operation of the Shropshire Aero Club, the Wartime Aircraft Recovery Group operates a museum on the site. This all-volunteer group investigates crash sites and recovers and displays artifacts as a memorial to pilots that gave their lives operating in the Shropshire area during World War II. The displays include a number of aero engines, and a reconstruction of an airfield Flight Office. The location was previously known as the Wartime Aircraft Recovery Group Aviation Museum.

Directions

Sleap Aerodrome, south west of Wem, Shropshire. Wem is on the B5476 north of Shrewsbury, and Sleap can be reached from a ‘C’ road off the B5476.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open Saturday and Sunday, 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, from May to October. Other times by prior arrangement.

Admission:

FREE

Amenities:

No information.

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
‘K7271’ Hawker Fury II BAPC.148 Reproduction Displayed
‘EN398’ Supermarine Spitfire IX FSM Displayed

Notes: Percival Provost T.1 WW388 has left this location. Vickers F.B.5 replica ‘GBH-7’ has moved away.

More Information

WARG, 2 Fields View, Lodmore Lane, Burleydam, Whitchurch, Shropshire, SY13 4BD.

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