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Airspeed Oxford Restoration

Our Airspeed Oxford G-AITF (ED290) was one of approximately 700 of the type used in SA during WWII. It arrived in Port Elizabeth from the UK in the early 1980’s and the restoration program commenced shortly thereafter. By the early 1990’s the engines were completely overhauled and had run on a test rig for 1,5…
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Airspeed Oxford Restoration

By Paul Stringer   When Airspeed Oxford G-AITF (ED290) arrived at the SAAF Museum in Port Elizabeth, it was hoped that with assistance from the SAAF and interested local commercial sponsors, the aircraft might be put back into the air – or at the very least into a taxi-able condition. [scrollGallery id=2] The engines were…
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History Made and Heritage Lost

By Geoff Hamp-Adams. With the cessation of hostilities in May 1945, aircraft in their hundreds lined the runways of both friend and foe right across the expanse of Europe and the Far East, and the problem of de-mobilisation of personnel was compounded by the recovery and disposal of aircraft and related equipment. South Africa was…
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History of the Port Elizabeth Branch

History of the Port Elizabeth SAAF Museum In 1990, after closure of the Port Elizabeth Air Force Base, an initiative to apply for authority to set up a museum in Port Elizabeth was put into motion by the local Friends of the Museum. After successful negotiations between the Museum Board and The Friends of The…
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AFB Ysterplaat Timeline

  1941 – 1945     1941         1942                                   1943                       1944           1945     Brooklyn Air Station established on…
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Sikorsky S55 Whirlwind (HAS 22)

  The S-55 was introduced into the SAAF in 1956, with further airframes arriving in 1956 and 1957. These were assembled at Ysterplaat, and joined an S-51 as the Helicopter flight at AFS Langebaanweg. This flight was later re-established as 17SQN. WV 224  HISTORY 1953 – Built by Kaiser Corporation and delivered to Sikorsky on…
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Projects

The stalwart volunteer group the Friends of the SAAF Museum are constantly working on projects. Visit the completed or ongoing projects: Reconnaissance Car (Marmon Herrington) Sabre 372 Spitfire 5518 Buccaneer 416 Airspeed Oxford 40mm Bofor A/A Spitfire Replica Project Contact us should you wish to volunteer.