Churchill's British Resistance - The Auxiliary Units

 

Museum of the British Resistance Organisation - Parham Airfield

PLEASE NOTE: CART does not own or run this museum. We have just created this page to help promote them. Their contact info can be seen at the bottom of this page. 

 

Parham Airfield MuseumThe Museum of the British Resistance Organisation is housed in associated Quonset (Nissen) Huts adjacent to the 390th Bombardment Group Memorial Air Museum Control tower at Parham Airfield, Suffolk.

The Museum includes a unique and rare collection of exhibits. It is possible to see photographs of the officers and men of the Auxiliary Units, information of their weaponry and original examples of the time pencils, fuses and crimping mechanism of the explosives with which they were familiar.

BROM Museum 1

Other displays include examples of dead-letter boxes and intelligence instruction dossiers employed by the Special Duties Section; and as far as possible practical details of the radio communications network installed by the Royal Corp of Signals.

In 2004 a replica Operational Base (OB) was officially opened by the Museum's patrons, Lord and Lady Ironside. The reconstruction of the under ground OB is based upon an example known to have been at Stratford St Andrew, Suffolk.

Visitors are able to tour this exhibit, it has been brought up to ground level for ease of access and landscaped over, you can appreciate the cramped and dismal conditions that the Auxiliers had to work in. 

BROM Museum 2

 

 

Read what CART members made of their trip in 2010 here

You can read more on the History of the Museum here

The full website of the Museum can be seen here

Parham Airfield Museum is committed to preserving the past for the future and is dependent on fundraising and donations. There are a number of ways that you can help. 

Make a Donation
The objective is to secure a long-term future for the museum, building on the work started by the small band of determined enthusiasts in 1976. Every donation, large or small, will help us in this endeavour.

Become a Sponsor
Sponsorship can take many forms, including the opportunity to promote products and services through events, 'adopting' a favourite museum item or financing an aspect of historic building renovation or the acquisition of artefacts for the collections.

Become a Member
Members of Parham Airfield Museum actively support the preservation of museum. Members receive the quarterly newsletter "Framlingham Times" with interesting articles and wartime stories and the latest news from the museum and all it's members.

Become a Volunteer
As a charity, Parham Airfield Museum relies on its team of dedicated volunteers to assist in the running of the museum, guided tours, gift shop, tea room and grounds. A few hours of your time could make all the difference at Parham Airfield Museum. Members volunteer for Saturday work days to continue the vital restoration work at the museum.

Many potential Parham Airfield Museum volunteers live too far away from the museum to be of assistance in a practical way. However, if you really want to help, how about taking delivery of some museum leaflets and taking them to local libraries, leisure Centres, Tourist Information Centres, Hotels, Attractions and anywhere else you can persuade to display them.

If you have skills or interests which you think could help the museum and can spare a few hours a week, please contact them.

390th Bomb Group Memorial Air Museum & The Museum of the British Resistance Organisation

Parham Airfield
Parham
Framlingham
IP13 9AF
Suffolk
England

Phone - 01728 621373 

parhamairfield@yahoo.co.uk

Thanks to Norfolk John for the aerial image.

 

Are you interested in our history during WW2?

Live in this area and got some spare time?

Fancy helping out with our research?

Please email Tom at hq@coleshillhouse.com