Sywell Aviation Museum News
Very rare new exhibits for the Museum
15th November 2008
Sywell Aviation Museum has recently acquired two very rare Allan Williams Turrets for the Museum's airfield defence collection. The Allan Williams is a metal dome with built in hatches which was installed exclusively at airfields during the early part of WW2. The dome sat in a recessed base and was designed to rotate, a little like a tank turret. It housed two men armed with a BREN gun for ground defence or a Lewis Gun for the anti-aircraft role.
The turrets are now very rare, only 199 were made and less than a third survive today. The Museum plans to restore one to its former glory and install it adjacent to the Museum car park. The other is for sale or swap - if you are interested please contact us.
Thank you to all our visitors for your support in 2008 we look forward to seeing you again when the Museum reopens at Easter 2009.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all a Sywell Aviation Museum!