We will continue to add to the web site new images from our archive collection on a fairly regular basis.
The two latest additions both derive from R.A.F. Dumfries. They comprise illustrated entries from an autograph book compiled on the station in 1943 and selected pages from the programme of the September 1952 At Home and air display.
The Musuem is, of course, especially eager to acquire documents of any kind relating to R.A.F. Dumfries. We will be very grateful for the donation or loan of any such material to supplement our existing collections.
Over the years the Museum as built up a wide-ranging archive of many different kinds of materials: manuscript log books and notebooks, photographs, and very varied collections of printed materials. These cover all periods of aviation history but are especially strong in the World War 2 and post-war periods.
Initial cataloguing and listing of the archives has been carried out over the last ten years or so and the Museum is now beginning to place selections of these materials on the archive page on this web site. Two initial documents have been posted, and other selections will follow as time permits.
Anyone seeking further information or who has skills in scanning documents and would like to assist with this work is invited to contact the Museum’s Archivist through the Contact Us page.
We are now nearing the end of the first phase of our Loch Doon Spitfire restoration with the aircraft almost ready for display. It will be unveiled in its new hangar on Sunday 16th July at 1pm during our annual Military Vehicle Show. Please come along and see our genuine Battle of Britain Spitfire right here in Dumfries, and learn about the history of the aircraft and the men who flew her.
Visitors please note that the museum will close early on Saturday 27th May at 1pm. This is for a private hire, and the museum will re-open on Sunday the 28th as normal.