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From all at the Shackleton Aviation Group, a huge THANK YOU! to the organisations below for their valued support.

We cannot do this alone, so we are very grateful for any support, be it in the form of donations, spares, consumables, ancillary equipment, tools, manpower, expertise, services, documentation, photos, stories, period kit, buying merchandisejoining as a Friend of WR963 or perhaps getting hands-on as a Volunteer

If you would like to help, we'd love to hear from you. Please Contact Us.

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Coventry Airport

Formerly Baginton Aerodrome, Coventry Airport has been home to WR963 since her retirement from RAF service. Working with the Shackleton Aviation Group, both have a bright future together.


Energas provides Industrial Cylinder Gases and Equipment Solutions around the UK. They are our main supplier of Nitrogen Gas, enabling us to operate the gaseous systems within WR963.

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Sil-Mid Limited is a specialist distributor of silicones, sealants, adhesives, lubricants, cleaning agents, and surface treatments. They continue to supply us with the above items, allowing us to continue Shackleton operations. 

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Abloy UK are the UK's leading experts on high quality door locking and functionality, providing us with the latest security systems, protecting our assets and increasing key management efficiency.

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Plane Richie

Plane Richie Aviation Illustration are Unique Aircraft Caricatures, with personality. Originals are hand drawn, then worked up with Illustrator / Photoshop. We are able to display his caricatures of WR963 for our media outlets and information boards.  

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Armed Forces Covenant

The Shackleton Aviation Group is proud to announce the successful pledge of support to the Armed Forces Covenant, supporting Serving and Veteran members across all branches of the British Armed Forces.

#forourforces #RAF #Royalnavy 

#BritishArmy #SSAFA

Tools with a Mission

"Empowering people with the tools that create livelihoods and transform lives."

This charity collects donated tools, refurbishes them and sends them in kits to the developing world.  We are proud to be part of this mission.

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Old Growler

"We love the idea of Old Growler for the Old Growler." - Nethergate Brewery on supporting our Raffle with their legendary Porter. The only beer to have twice won Overall Champion at the CAMRA Winter Beer Festival.

Culture Recovery Fund

We were thrilled to hear we had received funding thanks to the Government's #CultureRecoveryFund so that we can continue to be here for you and #HereForCulture

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Yorkshire Air Museum

We are delighted to announce that a new home has been secured for WR963, with our friends at The Yorkshire Air Museum

& Allied Air Forces Memorial, based at Elvington near York.