The Shackleton Association



With the closure of the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry's historic aircraft exhibitions, all exhibits are being transferred to new homes.  Their centerpiece, Shackleton AEW2 'Dougal' WR960, having been housed undercover since it was retired from service in 1982, is in excellent condition and is being transferred to the Avro Heritage Museum at Woodford where she will be held in storage until arrangements are made for her to go on public display.

You can see some photo's of WR960 being dismantled here:

136th Growler

The Growler Magazine No 136 - Spring 2022 The Spring 2022 (136th) edition of The Growler is out now!


Birth of the Nimrod (XV148)
Cape Ex '63
Quite an Eventful Flight
Bomber Crew with Coastal

and more.....

269 Squadron Tray

Geoff Pringle contacted the association whilst researching a tray which he bought from a militaria fair near Bristol in 2005. The tray was handpainted and depicts 269 Squadron's Crest as well as a MK1 and MK2 Shackleton. I wonder if any of our members have any memories or know the history of it.

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2021 Annual Subscription Changes

Please note that our Annual Subscriptions increased from 1 February 2021. For more details please visit the membership page.