Society of Friends 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.

Membership Survey Form

Please take part in our survey regarding your Membership of SoFFAAM.  You can download our  two page PDF Survey Form by clicking HERE.  Once downloaded, you can click on the pale blue boxes to enter the information, save it and email it to Chris Penney at  Alternatively you can download the form and print it, complete the questions and mail it to SoFFAAM Survey, 54 Thomas Fox Road, Wellington, Somerset TA21 0DF.

Thank you for taking part.

Special Notice re Talks

Our sincere apologies for the failure of the Zoom element of the October Talk.  We are working hard to secure this asset for the November talk, The RAF Presentation Team.  The November Talk will still be held in the FAA Museum at Yeovilton and tickets are available to attend in person by clicking HERE.

We are offering a ‘last minute’ opportunity to view the November Talk on Zoom for free to test our newly aquired Radio Microphones in a ‘real world’ scenario. Click HERE to view on Zoom. This link will be live at 19:20 on the night.


With the relaxation on the Covid restrictions, we are pleased to announce that the SoFFAAM Christmas Lunch will be held at The Long Sutton Golf Club on Saturday 15 January 2022. Please arrive around 12:00 noon as lunch will be served at 12:30.

Guests are welcome and you must book your places by Saturday 18 December 2021 using the form by clicking HERE.  The menu choices are on the form which you can download, print, complete and send with your cheque to the organiser: Mrs Rosanne Crowther, St David’s, 5, Church Close, Martock, Somerset, TA12 6DS.

Details of the Christmas Lunch and the booking form can be found in Jabberwock 105 which is published at the beginning of November 2021.


FAA Museum is open Wednesday to Sunday* and SoFFAAM members have FREE entry but this MUST be booked via the FAAM portal below. Entry to the Fleet Air Arm Museum is by pre-booked tickets ONLY.


Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm Museum

Usual membership concessions are available. 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. Children from 3 to 15 have to pay the Child Admission price, although children’s tickets can be purchased using the above discount. Children 2 and under are free.

This valuable benefit of Museum entry to SoFFAAM members is kindly given by the Museum staff.

*The museum is also open Mondays and Tuesdays during School Holidays. 

Membership Benefits

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 is around 1,000 and continues to expand. The membership fee is only £14 per annum with Life and Family Membership options available.

Unlimited free entry to the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Europe’s largest naval aircraft collection for a year of SoFFAAM Membership.

Members are invited to contribute to our lively Journal “Jabberwock”. This is provided free of charge to all members on a quarterly basis.

Click here to go to the Membership page for full details.


SoFFAAM, like all charitable societies, relies on donations from our generous membership and like-minded members of the public to maintain our donations and grants to the Fleet Air Arm Museum which enables them to continue with conservation and preservation of rare aircraft and artefacts. To make a donation please click the PayPal logo below: