Trenchard Museum needs local volunteers

Do you have an interest in local history and/or RAF history and a little spare time? The Trenchard Museum at RAF Halton is looking for volunteers to help out with hosting visitors and general behind-the-scenes tasks. 

Assistant curator Garron Clark-Darby says that no previous military or museum experience is needed. The Museum is open every Wednesday and is often open on other days by appointment for special groups. 

If you don’t know the museum, it’s on the edge of the parade square at RAF Halton, “inside the wire”, (so appointments and security passes are required). It covers the history of Halton’s time as the central apprentices school for the RAF, and there’s a real Gnat jet trainer inside, as well as other historic items. Sadly not running. 

A nearby building holds the James McCudden Flight Heritage Centre, which is about the history of flight, with four flight simulators, plus aircraft engines and other parts. 

Garron says “If you are not sure then just come and visit and have an informal chat over a cup of terrible tea, and even if you are not able to volunteer then please come and visit anyway. The museum is free to enter and we have an awful lot of interesting stuff.”

If you’re interested take a look on the website: and use the contact form. Alternatively either phone him on 07410 89171 or