UPDATE: The Napier-Railton will be off-site from 8th December at The Peninsula London Hotel and will return to be on-site from 9th January 2024.

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Volunteer Stories - Andy Jordan

11 April 2020

Our volunteers are the heart of the Museum, and we know you are all missing hearing their amazing stories. So to keep us all going until we re-open, we’ll be sharing some of their wonderful tales here. First up is Andy Jordan.

‘I have now come full circle having started my apprenticeship at British Aerospace Weybridge in September 1980 and leaving in 1987 when the close of the factory was announced. I worked in 36 dept. machine shop, ending up on c.n.c. milling machines producing components for many aircraft, civilian and military.

I started volunteering one day a week, covering as and where required, progressed to two days and now normally three. It was in about October John Timms asked if I would like to join the stratosphere crew, which I gladly accepted. Good job I don't mind the cold! I really enjoy the team spirit and have made many new friends. The shared enthusiasm is infectious. I have since convinced two friends to become volunteers and they have started already. I hope to be part of the team for many years to come!‘