We restore and preserve historic aircraft


and artefacts for public display.

We are volunteers from the Medway Branch of The Royal Aeronautical Society. We are based in workshops at Rochester Airport. Chatham. Kent. UK.

We have a visitor centre (currently closed) and a shop.

The workshop is OPEN to visitors on Monday, Wednesday and Sunday:- 9.00am to 12.30pm - Donations Welcome 

With the development work on Rochester Airport about to begin, various parts of the Spitfire and the Scion have been required to be located outside  of the airport.  We are still open to visitors but would not be able to sustain large parties at this time. Thank you for your patience.


Please note: - That we do not have on display all the aircraft in our workshop.  The work we do is undertaken for our customers who then may fly, display or preserve the aircraft in private collections and museums.

Current Projects.

These aircraft are in our workshop.

MAPSL is a not-for-profit company, limited by guarantee, having no share capital and solely comprising volunteers from the Medway Branch of The Royal Aeronautical Society, whose aim is the restoration and preservation of historic aircraft and artefacts for public display. 


MAPSL is registered in England under the Companies Act No. 02331464.


Medway Aircraft Preservation Society Ltd, AFIS Unit, Rochester Airport,

Maidstone Road, Chatham,

Kent, UK, ME5 9SD.

Our Patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall with MAPSL's former MD Lewis Deal, MBE. 

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Patron:- Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall        Managing Director:- Philip Cole,

Treasurer:- David Okrah      Company Secretary:- Robin Heaps

Initial web design and production: - Tony Stigle.

Site last updated:  10 July 2020

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