Vickers VC10 Nav Seat: 101 Squadron Association Adoption

This object has been adopted by:

  • Susan Troyan
  • Ian Womphrey Troyan
  • Mr E R Kelly
  • Eddie Kelly
  • In memory of John Simner
  • Keith Proud
  • Nigel Snee
  • Lorraine Tilston-Brookes
  • Robert Strange
  • Paul Taylor
  • Al McGrath
  • Mr. Hal Wilson-Bett
  • Robert Gaskell
  • Liam Paul Evans
  • Glen Adams
  • Helen Taylor
  • Susan and Alex Womphrey
  • Roger Hillier
  • Brian Stancombe
  • Peter Dorsett
If you would like to join them click on Adopt Me below.
Tier: Standard
Price: Starting at £25
Location: Cosford

Object details

A unique chance to adopt the navigator position on board the Vickers VC10 in honour of Squadron Leader Peter Womphrey, 1939 – 2020.

In partnership with 101 Squadron Association and the RAF Museum American Foundation, we are giving 101 people the chance to adopt the navigator position on board the Vickers VC10 which is located at Cosford and has been transformed into a inspiring classroom!

Join us in honouring Pete and adopt the navigator seat for £25 to £101.

Squadron Leader Peter Womphrey, 1939-2020

Peter Womphrey was the first RAF navigator to convert to the VC10 tanker and subsequently commanded the inaugural VC10 Tanker Training Flight (TTF). Peter’s infectious ‘work hard, play hard’ ethos permeated all who served with him. The astonishingly high regard in which the VC10K force was held by all its air refuelling ‘customers’, in peace and in war, over the next 30 years was due in large part to Peter’s founding efforts in setting the bar so very high both professionally and socially.

Born in Newcastle, Peter attended the King Henry VIII school in Coventry and in 1957, at the age of 17, joined the Royal Air Force as an Officer Cadet. Following his initial training, Peter attended No. 2 Air Navigation School flying Vickers Valettas, before transferring to Bomber Command Bombing School flying Vickers Varsities and an Avro Anson.

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 in the Vickers VC10 Memorial Book on the Collections page. 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.

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

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