News


New Acquisition for the museum.

The museum has acquired an F24 camera that was used by the RAF for aerial reconnaissance. Mustang Mk 1’s of Army Co-operation Command based at Bottisham were at the forefront of developing aerial reconnaissance techniques during early 1943. We hope to have this new acquisition on display shortly. This acquisition […]


Museum Set for Major Refurbishment

The trustees of the museum are in advanced talks with builders in regard to a major refurbishment of the original 1940’s museum buildings. The buildings have not been properly refurbished since they were built in 1940 and are in urgent need of work to make them safely accessible to the […]


History

1940 – The RAF Move In Originally prepared in 1940 as a satellite of RAF Waterbeach, Bottisham was built as a grass airfield and was initially used by the Cambridge based Tiger Moths of No.22 Elementary Flying Training School as a relief landing ground. During a two-year period beginning in […]