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Airborne Forces Museum
Browning Barracks
Aldershot
Hampshire
GU11 2BU
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Telephone: 01252 349619

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Overview of collections

The collection consists of material relating to the British Airborne Forces from 1940 to present and other forces from other countries. Large collection of uniforms and archives and small collections of arms and armour, medals, paintings, prints and drawings.The Textile Collection includes uniforms and colours especially the uniform of Gen. ‘Boy’ Browning on of the founding fathers of Airborne Forces and Maj. Gen Frost and the first colours presented by King George VI in 1950. In the Medal room are medals of Maj. Gen. Frost, CB, DSO, MC; Col A S Pearson, CB, DSO, OBE, MC, TD, DL, Lt John Hellington, VC and Sgt M Willets GC.
Weapons range from hand to field guns and swords to knives. Photographs include the Airborne campaigns, regimental life and weapons, equipment and aircraft of the Army Airborne Transport Development Centre. There is a small collection of paintings, prints and drawings, The Archive has books, documents, photos, operational reports and diaries. Dakota Aircraft outside the entrance.

Overview of how collections are displayed

The Museum was officially opened in March 1969 by Field Marshall Montgomery and traces the history of British Airborne Forces since the beginning in 1940 to the present day using of weapons, equipment, dioramas and models to inform visitors about many of the actions of the Parachute Regiment and other Airborne forces including early raids, D-Day, Arnhem, Rhine Crossing and more recent action in the Falklands.
Collection Descriptions
Arms and Armour (Airborne Forces Museum)
The collection consists of material relating to the British Airborne Forces from 1940 to present and other forces fro...

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