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Percy the Penguin

This object has been adopted by:

  • Graham Brown
  • Jan Edis
  • Pedro Fuster
  • Ross & Margaret Hendrie
  • Jason Hickox
  • Marguerite Jenkin
  • Margareta Kant
  • Kim Lewington MBE
  • Nichola Robinson
  • John Tate
  • Doug Wilkinson’s family
If you would like to join them click on Adopt Me below.
Tier: Standard
Price: £75
Location: London
Accession Number: 80/C/1656

Object details

Adopt one of the Museums most famous and treasured artefacts, Percy the Penguin. Flight Lieutenant Stan Chapman was the bomb aimer in Halifax HX333 ‘J Jane’ which was hit by flak over Berlin on 29 January 1944. ‘J Jane’ was badly damaged and, tucking his lucky mascot Percy the Penguin inside his flying jacket, Stan baled out. Percy was confiscated when Stan was taken prisoner, but was later returned by his captors. Percy and Stan returned home together when the war ended.

Your adoption details

By adopting one of our iconic items you are playing a crucial role in helping us share the greatest stories ever told.

Each adoptee will receive a digital image of their adoption along with a certificate. Recognition of the adoption, including your name and an optional dedication message, will be listed on Collections Online. You will also receive tailored communication throughout the year about your adoption! Click here to see an example of the certificate and digital image received with your adoption.

Once you have completed your adoption, your digital certificate and image will be emailed to you, please allow up to five working days.  If you have made the adoption as a gift, details of the gift will be taken after purchase.  We will send the certificate and image out to you, with the gift recipient’s name included, which you can then give as a present.

Adoptions last 12 months from the purchase date.  The Museum may remove items from display temporarily or permanently for essential operational or conservation reasons.  Please check on our website for current location if you are travelling to see your object.

If you would like to adopt an object in the Standard tier exclusively, please do email us.

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