In the summer of 2000, veterans of the Midland Branch of the Glider Pilot Regimental Association decided that an appropriate memorial to airborne forces would be a complete Airspeed Horsa assault glider. This site follows the construction of this unique piece of aviation history.
The full-size replica Horsa assault glider, built by enthusiast volunteers at RAF Shawbury between 2001 and 2014, made its way by sea across the English Channel in June 2019 and will be on display in Holland in September 2019 as part of a major event marking the 75th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden
See the full report at renkum.nieuws.nl
Above: The Horsa arrives in Holland. Pictures courtesy of Chiel Eijt
On Friday 23rd November 2018, the Waco left RAF Cosford en route to its new home at the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum
The Assault Glider Trust Collection has now left RAF Shawbury
The C-47 Dakota has joined the RAF Transport Command Memorial and is now on loan to the Metheringham Airfield Visitor Centre, the Tiger Moth has joined the Army Historic Aircraft Flight. The CG-4A Waco (Hadrian) glider has moved to the Dumfries & Galloway Aviation Museum and the Airspeed Horsa has moved to Holland. Related artefacts have been donated to the Wartime Aircraft Recovery Group at Sleap airfield in Shropshire.