The “Friends of WR963” was established in 1997 to promote and preserve a unique memory of the Avro Shackleton and to make the aviation community and the public aware of the need and importance of preserving living aviation history for all generations to follow.

The main objectives of the group are:-

  • To preserve WR963 in as near authentic condition as possible

  • To repair and maintain the aircraft in a taxiable condition

  • To promote and display the history of WR963 and the Shackleton fleet

  • To ensure WR963 is accessible to the general public

  • To support and encourage other aircraft preservation societies, especially other Shackleton groups

  • To raise funds for the further restoration of WR963, to ensure her legacy is preserved for future generations of aircraft enthusiasts.

Members Benefits

  • Quarterly newsletters

  • 10% discount on merchandise and services purchased on site (on displaying of membership card)

  • The opportunity to be "Hands on" working on WR963 as a volunteer

  • 1 exclusive "Friends" day per year - Engine run - Free admission - Unobstructed access to WR963 - 1 x free raffle ticket on the day to be onboard during the engine run


In order to join “Friends of WR963”, please click the button below and send your payment to us complete with your name, telephone number, postal address and email adress. Its that simple!

Your membership card and number will be dispatched upon receipt of this completed application form and payment of fees.

Come and join in!

WR963  1 year’s "Friends" membership £15.00      |    WR963 1 year’s overseas "Friends" membership £17.50

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