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Welcome

Welcome to the Milton Keynes Aviation Society.

We are a friendly group of enthusiasts who meet each month to hear high quality speakers on a variety of aviation topics. Have a look at our Lecture Programme and come along as a visitor for £5 (no charge for members).

We visit RAF/USAF bases, special events, manufacturers, etc. as you can see from our Visits Programme.

 

Members also receive a monthly MKAS Newsletter.

Membership costs £22 per year (Membership Form on the Archives and Documents page).

As the Milton Keynes Branch of Air-Britain our members can buy top class Air-Britain publications at a substantial discount.

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111th June 2024

Dave Thomson - History of RAF Henlow

Dave Thompson, of the RAF Henlow Signals Museum, will tonight present a history of RAF Henlow.  This will include the origin of the site in 1917, WW1 and interwar years, its valuable contribution to WW2 as a Maintenance Unit, post-war use and the future of the site

PLEASE NOTE THIS LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE SIGNALS MUSEUM, RAF HENLOW, AT THE EARLIER TIME OF 7.00PM.  WE NEED TO INFORM RAF HENLOW IN ADVANCE WHO WILL BE ATTENDING SO PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR NAME TO CHRIS ON cj.bos@ntlworld.com FOR PRE-REGISTRATION.

9th July 2024

Alan Marlow - 'Operation Backfire'

Alan Marlow is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society who tonight tells us of the little remembered Operation Backfire.  This was a military scientific operation during and after the Second World War that was performed mainly by British staff. The operation was designed to completely evaluate the entire V-2 rocket assembly, interrogate German personnel specialized in all phases of it, and then to test and launch missiles across the North Sea

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