We are pleased to announce the re-start of the talks programme. This has to be by Zoom as we still cannot have a group gathering at our usual venue in the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

Thursday 26 November 2020 is our first presentation by Stephen Pitts, who will talk about his Fathers contributions to the war effort on the Russian convoys.  James Pitts was a Telegraphist Air Gunner (TAG) with 856 Squadron FAA.  A fascinating and interesting story about his training, operations and subsequent visits after the war to Russia and ultimately receiving the Arctic Star and donating it to the Museum of the Great Patriotic War.

You can buy a ticket for £5 via PayPal. Click HERE to go to 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 exceeds 1,000 and continues to expand. The membership fee has been held at £12 per year for several years and the Society’s Council has no plans to raise this in the near future. 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 entry is available via the FAAM portal below

Entry to the the Fleet Air Arm Museum is available to SoFFAAM Members who MUST book a ticket/time slot using the special FAAM portal


Usual membership concessions are suspended in the short term. If a member brings guests, they will have to purchase standard entry tickets from the Museum website

This will hopefully be reviewed in the near future but please bear with the Museum staff as they give back the valuable benefit of Museum entry to SoFFAAM members

Join Us!

SoFFAAM is actively seeking new members. Click here to read more and download an application form.