At the very heart of this project is the support and enthusiasm from the community – whether it be locally, across the UK or from the other side of the world. Support comes from all walks of life and in all forms – both financial and practical.

Who gets involved?

We have a great variety of people and groups getting involved with the important work of the trust – all playing a key part in the project and helping towards its successful delivery.

A selection of the types groups are listed below but whoever you are and however much spare time you have, please let us know.  We'll be delighted to talk to you about how you can help the Trust achieve its ambitions. 

·  international governments

·  companies

·  museums

·  Universities

·  students

·  Councils

·  squadron associations

·  historical societies

·  local communities

·  individuals and families

How can you help?

Whether you are a business or an individual you can help in any number of ways.  This is a large project and can only move forward because of the commitment and generosity of businesses and individuals.

Financial support

Many businesses choose to become a corporate partner of the Trust – giving financial support and getting recognised in a variety of ways for doing so.  They may also offer their services in kind, which is just as helpful and appreciated. For more information about joining our growing list of corporate partners and an overview of the benefits it can bring please click the links below

Individuals can also give financial support either in the form of a donation, or by a Legacy in their will.   Donations are the lifeblood of the project as they provide the much needed funding to continue our work.  One-off donations are a valuable source of income and are one of the most popular ways in which people support the project.  Donations can be anonymous or recognised in a wide variety of ways, but however they are made, they are very gratefully received.  Monthly donations - donating a small amount per month gives the project a much needed steady income and the cumulative effect of a number of small, regular donations can make a great impact. 

For more information about the ways in which you can donate as an individual please click here

Legacies – many people choose to leave the Trust a legacy in their will.  This is a touching and heart-warming gesture and we very much appreciate when people choose to help the project in this way. For more information about leaving a legacy to the Trust please click here.

Practical support

It's not all about money and just as importantly we are always looking for people to help us with practical tasks related to the project.

Whether it's inputting or checking data for our archives, helping to run a stall at one of the shows we attend, or organising a fundraising event it's all vitally important work and very gratefully received.

The types of work individuals and groups can get involved with include:

·  Provision of archival or personal records

·  PR and Marketing support

·  Volunteering

  • Fundraising
  • Data Input
  • Proof Reading
  • Research
  • Oral/Video History Recording
  • Education Support
  • Retail Support
  • Event Support

If you are interested in becoming involved and would like to know more about any or the areas above please contact Nicky Barr, IBCC Director -

If you are interested in becoming involved and would like to know more about any or the areas above please contact

Cookie Compliance
This website uses cookies to store information. If you agree to this, please click the button below