The Bentwaters Aviation Society (BAS) was formed in 2002 by a group of enthusiasts wishing to keep alive the memory and record the history and heritage of both the Royal Air Force and United States Air Force activity at RAF Bentwaters and RAF Woodbridge. Members of the Society also administer and operate the Bentwaters Cold War Museum, which opened to the public on Sunday 27th May 2007.

If you can help with information or donations for the Museum, we would like to hear from you. Please use the contact page to send us a message. Membership of the Society is open to anyone, and by joining the Society you will be actively supporting the Museum.

We have monthly meetings with guest speakers, slide shows, quiz evenings, and visits to sites of aviation interest.


April 3, 17, & 18
May 1, 2, & 15
June 5 & 19
July 3 & 17
August 7, 21, 28, & 29
September 4 & 18
October 2 & 16


As a registered charity, the Bentwaters Aviation Society undertakes numerous fund raising events throughout the year, but also greatly appreciate donations from the general public that allow us to maintain, run, and improve the Bentwaters Cold War Museum.

Should you wish to help us by making a donation, you can do so using the details below. All donations are extremely gratefully appreciated.

You can of course also sign up for a BAS membership – find out more details and sign up here.
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