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.

Due to the imminent move to new premises, we regret that
the shop and visitors' centre are both temporarily closed.

The workshop is OPEN to visitors on Monday, Wednesday
and Sunday:- 9.30am to 12.30pm - Donations Welcome 

With the development work on Rochester Airport now in progress, the potential move to new premises in the autumn and the restrictions due to the Covid pandemic,  we only have the Short Scion II floatplane in the workshop.   We are still open to visitors but are not able to welcome larger parties at this time.  Thank you for your patience.


Please note: - That we only have our current projects in our workshops and these are generally in a disassembled form so that restoration work can proceed.   The work we do is undertaken for our customers who then may fly, display or preserve the aircraft in private collections and museums where they can still be viewed.

Remembering the Fallen - Remembrance Day 2020


Current Projects.

This aircraft is in our workshop.


Last Project

Spitfire Mk XVI RW388 has been completed and returned to
the Stoke Potteries Museum and Art Gallery.  

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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:  20 September 2021

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