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RAF Hornchurch Heritage Centre


RAF Hornchurch Heritage Centre

RAF Hornchurch Heritage Centre is open EVERY WEEKEND from 11am – 4pm.
The centre is available Mid Weekfor School or Group Bookings (Please Call|).

Themed Rooms

We have put together themed rooms to walk you though the past of RAF Hornchurch.

Our latest edition USAAF Room:

Hornchurch Spitfires escorted both Martin B26 Marauder’s as well as B-17 Flying Fortresses on daylight bombing raids as far as the Belgium coast. Learn about the tragic loss of twenty brave men when two B-17’s collided in mid-air over West Horndon in September 1943, and see how RAF Hornchurch played its role in ‘Operation Starkey’.

  1. Battle of Britain
  2. Local Heroes & WAAFs
  3. Home Front
  4. Officers Mess
  5. Suttons Farm/World War 1
  6. Post War 1946 -1962
  7. 1941 – 1945 World War 2
  8. USAAF
  9. Room of Remembrance

The Education Suite

TheRAF Hornchurch Heritage Centre now forms a very large part of Ted Exall’ s long lasting legacy, along with the Ted Exall Education suite, which was officially opened in his honour on 19th September 2021.

It was officially opened by his grown-up children Stephen, Maxine, and Grant, who all attended with their families. This really was a momentous day for all involved, because one of the biggest things Ted always made clear was that everyone no matter what age should be given the opportunity to learn about the history of Hornchurch airfield and the people that had once served there.

This is something that the Trust still Continues to do in our education programme, which is run for all schools, uniformed groups, and adults.

You can find out more information by clicking (HERE).

For more great places to go in Havering (click here).

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