The RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre is run and managed by a joint Service and Civilian volunteer team.
Here you will meet some of the individuals who make up that team.
Steve Roberts MBE – Curator / Archivist and Guide
Steve has been the Curator of the Heritage Centre since 2009, long before he left the RAF after 38 years service. An ex-Station Warrant Officer, he leads the civilian / veteran volunteer team in conjunction with the RAF Marham military committee to ensure a smooth delivery of accurate historic detail. Steve has since 2016 run his own Battlefield Tour guiding business Empirebattlefieldtours.com and can often be found escorting veterans and families of the fallen on battlefield tours all around Europe.
Ady Hargreaves MBE – OC Heritage
Ady Hargreaves left full time RAF Service in 2019 after 37 years as a Navigator, serving on several Tornado Squadrons at RAF Marham as well as having the honour and privilege of flying with the BBMF for 4 years. Now a reservist Officer, he oversees the military volunteers on the AHC Committee which forms the link to the base. Ady works within Air Safety at Marham, combining part-time service with running his own picture framing business in the local area.
Ken Delve – Historian, Deputy OC, Guide
Ken Delve is an ex-RAF Navigator who served two tours at RAF Marham. He is an aviation historian and a trustee of the RAF Heraldry Trust and also a guide at the RAF Marham Aviation Heritage Centre. After leaving the military, Ken was the editor of Flypast magazine for 9 years. He is the founder of the Aviation Research Centre, which aims to document and share aviation history, especially that of the RAF and its WW2 allies. He is the author of nearly 50 books and many articles.
Mark Every – Lead Researcher
Mark Every has a passion for WWII, having a grandfather who served in Bomber Command during the war. Since leaving the RAF, Mark has focused on the research aspect of the Aviation Heritage Centre. His ability to research the fallen from all conflicts has gained him a reputation for accuracy and detail. Many relatives of the fallen have been amazed at the detail he can provide on individual Service histories and actions.
Pete ‘Bunny’ Warren – Displays Manager and Guide
Peter (Bunny) Warren, served for 38 years in the RAF as a Weapons Technician. He enlisted in 1972 and served most of his career supporting fast jet operations, predominantly Tornado. He served his last 12 years as a Warrant Officer, three of those at Kinloss and nine at Marham. On leaving the RAF he specialised as an adult education tutor, now semi-retired he volunteers at the Centre utilising his knowledge of military history and war gaming to guide group visits and manage the ever changing displays. In his words ”I’ve done many strange things in many strange places, I used to de-stress by blowing things up, now I volunteer at the Centre”.
Brian Martin – Assistant Archivist and Guide
Brian Martin is an ex – Victor Crew Chief who brings a wealth of experience to the team
Steve Parker – Centre Guide
Steve Parker is also an ex – Victor Crew Chief
Richard Rix – Handyman / Gardener and Guide
Richard Rix is an ex – Armourer who was based at RAF Marham in the early 1960’s. He worked with the Valiant aircraft on the base.
C/T ‘Swanny’ Swanson – AHC reserve / refurbishment aircraft manager
Still serving, C/T Swanson manages the Centre bulk storage and workshop facility within the base, where ongoing work on cockpit sections of aircraft which belong to the Centre or are on loan to the Centre continues. These cockpit sections we hope to be able to display sometime in the future. (there is no access to these items currently to the public).