FAAM Cobham Hall 

 

Located within easy reach of the main Fleet Air Arm Museum (FAAM) Cobham Hall is a purpose built building housing the FAAM's reserve collection.

Costing 3 Million pounds to build and funded with the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, Cobham Hall is a climate controlled building which is ideal for both the storage and restoration of Naval aviation records, artifacts and aircraft.

 

View of Cobham Hall

 

Inside the main hall there is accomodation for around 30 airframes and 5 miles of shelving for the artifacts, whilst the records are housed in a seperate room.

Hosted by FAAM's curator David Morris and his team, Cobham Hall is open to the general public several times a year with dates and times published in the Events page of the FAAM's website.

As this is the home of the reserve collection, airframes are sometimes "swapped" with exhibits in the main FAAM, so the exact airframes on display may vary from visit to visit. The photos and identifcation list within this article reflect several visits to Cobham Hall and so may be different from the current inventory.

 

Fairy Gannet COD4 XA466

De Havilland Sea Venom FAW21 WW138

Hawker P1052 VX272

Gloster Meteor T7 WS103

Airframes noted during visits:

BAe Sea Harrier FA2 XZ449

Beech T34C Mentor 0729 Argentinian Navy

Benson Gyrocopter G-AZAZ

Blackburn NA39 XK488

Douglas Skyraider AEW1 WV106 (outside storage)

de Havilland Sea Venom FAW21 WW138

de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW1 XJ481

de Havilland Tiger Moth T2 G-ABUL (XL717)

de Havilland Vampire T22 XA129

Fairy Gannet COD4 XA466

Gloster Meteor T7 WS103

Gloster Meteor TT20 WM292

Hawker P1052 VX272

Hawker Sea Hawk F1 WF219 (tail section only)

Hiller HTE2 XB480

Hunting Jet Provost T3A XN462

Percival Sea Prince T1 WP313

Saro P531 XN332

Saro P531 XN334

Sopwith Camel B6401

Supermarine 510 VV106

Westland Dragonfly HR5 VX595

Westland Gazelle HT2 XW864

Westland Lynx HAS2 XZ720

Westland Wasp HAS1 XS527

Westland Wasp HAS1 XT427

Westland Wasp HAS1 XT778

Westland Wessex HU5 XS508

Westland Whirlwind HAR1 XA864

Westland Whirlwind HAS7 XG594

Westland Whirlwind HAS7 XL583

 

 

 

Douglas Skyraider AEW1 WT121

de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW1 XJ481

Percival Sea Prince T1 WP313

Westland Wasp HAS1 XS527

Saro P531 XN334

Supermarine 510 VV106

Westland Dragonfly HR5 VX595

Westland Lynx HAS2 XZ720

BAe Sea Harrier FA2 XZ449

 

Cliff Ibell Images would like to thank David Morris and his team for the visits. This page will be updated over time as new visits are made to Cobham Hall. A full set of photos from Cobham hall can be found here: FAAM reserve collection Cobham Hall