Members Day - 11 September 2021
Unfortunately this is now cancelled. The ongoing Covid pandemic is still affecting the organisation of this day with staffing of certain facilities. Therefore the Council has regrettably had to take this decision. The day could not proceed in its intended format which would have made it special for our membership, so we apologise for any inconvenience caused. There is a notice from the Chairman in the next edition, Jabberwock 104 advising the Membership of this decision.
Access to the Museum itself is not affected and SoFFAAM Members and their guests can still enter with the usual concessions - see the RED Block below.
Jabberwock, our in-house quarterly magazine, reached its fortieth edition in August 2021. To celebrate its birthday, this is now available to the general public at £4.50 which includes postage and packing. All monies received by the Society go towards supporting the Fleet Air Arm Museum with their displays and artefacts.
As a member of SoFFAAM, you receive this publication as part of your membership package, along with a host of other benefits. Please join us for only £14 per annum to receive the magazine. Other memberships are available such as ‘Family’ and ‘Life’. See our membership page HERE to review the benefits available and to download a Membership Form.
To buy Jabberwock 100, you can pay by PayPal by clicking the logo to the right. You do not need a PayPal account to complete the purchase, clicking on the PayPal logo will take you to their opening page and click on ‘Log In’ if you have an account or click ‘Pay by Debit or Credit Card’ if you do not have an account.
You can pay by BACS using Sort Code 30-99-98 and Account No: 00857987. Please reference your payment with your “Surname/J100” and also email firstname.lastname@example.org advising you have made the payment and the postal address you want us to send the magazine.
You can also pay by cheque, payable to SoFFAAM and send to: Membership Secretary, 22 Kings Yard, Bishops Lydeard, Taunton, Somerset TA4 3LE. Please include your postal address so we can send your Magazine to you.
Talks are now virtual.
We are pleased to be able to offer our popular talks programme by Zoom. This is due to Covid-19 restrictions eliminating group gathering at our usual venue in the Fleet Air Arm Museum. As soo as we are able to meet at our usual venue, this will be advertised on this website
View our talks programme for 2021 HERE on our Talks page.
Enquiries about talks can be made on 07768 562976
About the Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum
The Society of Friends of the Fleet Air Arm Museum (SoFFAAM) was formed in 1979. A thriving and active organisation, its object is the education of the public by promotion, support, assistance and improvement of the museum through the activities of a group of members. It aims to achieve this object by a lively programme of events, including talks and excursions. Some details of these events can be seen in this website.
View our introductory video here:
The Society draws its membership from a broad cross-section of society (by no means all from a military background) at home and abroad. Membership at present is just under 1,000 but continues to expand. The membership fee has been raised in 2021 to £14 (from £12) per year. This is the first increase in many years so still represents extremely good value. Members are invited to contribute to our lively Journal “Jabberwock” (provided free of charge to all members).
Members who wish to receive reprints of individual articles from the Jabberwock archive (which includes every copy from the earliest days) should contact the Editor (see the contacts page for details). For individual articles, this service is at present free. We have a long-term aim to provide a comprehensive index for the archive, although achievement of this aim will depend partly on the level of demand.
SoFFAAM is a Registered Charity, No. 280725.
FAA Museum is now open and SoFFAAM members have FREE entry but this MUST be booked via the FAAM portal below.
Entry to the the Fleet Air Arm Museum is is only by pre-booked tickets.
CLICK THE LOGO BELOW
Usual membership concessions are now re-introduced. A SoFFAAM member can bring four guests at a discount of 30% on the normal ticket price, they will have to purchase standard entry tickets from the Museum website
You must use this code DEFNMRN01 on the booking site to receive your guest tickets discount.
This valuable benefit of Museum entry to SoFFAAM members is kindly given by the Museum staff
SoFFAAM is actively seeking new members. Click here to read more and download an application form.