The Reg Day Memorial Museum

Members of Circle Eight recently visited this fascinating Museum, located on Dunsfold Airfield near Haslemere, the home of Top Gear. The Museum was founded and is run by 90-year old Reg Day in memory of all those who were stationed at Dunsfold when it was an RAF airfield during World War II. Reg was posted there in 1942 with 98 Squadron flying Mitchell bombers and subsequently saw service in Belgium and Germany with his Squadron.

The Museum is crammed with photos, plans, models and all forms of memorabilia giving a wonderful insight into what life was like at that time for the many British, Canadian and Dutch servicemen based at Dunsfold. Reg delights in giving his own personal reminiscences of his time there whilst explaining the many exhibits on view. He makes no charge for entry and the Museum is open every Wednesday from 10-4 when he makes the trip from his home in Reading to open the Museum.

Our visit was a bit of a “Lads’ Day Out” and inevitably involved lunch after our visit at a local pub. Our thanks go to Reg and his team for making our visit so interesting.