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.

The shop and visitors' centre are both now open in our new building.

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

We are continuing the move into our new premises but can now welcome everyone.  Thank you for your patience.


Our Patron, HRH THe Duchess of Cornwall honoured MAPSL with a brief vivt to meet the members and view the new workshop on the afternoon of Wednesday 2nd February 2022 while she was in north Kent. 

Click below for images of the event.

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. 

Current Projects.

This aircraft is in our workshop.


We also have two Trolley Accumulators in the workshop which are being restored for different clients.  These units were designed to provide electrical power to ground-start Rolls-Royce Merlin engines. 

Completed Projects.

These are some of the aircraft that we have worked on and that have now

been returned to their owners.

 Douglas Dakota.                     North American Harvard       Fairchild Argus

The Manston Hurricane        The Manston Spitfire              Spitfire PR XI

Spitfire MkI                              Spitfire MkVb                           Hercules XII engine

Merlin XX engine                    Short Sherpa                            Northrop Drone 

Boulton Paul Defiant                Fairey Battle                                  GEC Avionics Phoenix

AW Whitley (parts)                 Sycamore Helicopter               Gloster Meteor

Stoke Spitfire MkXVI 

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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