Patron: Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall
Telephone:- 01634 204492
Post:-Mapsl Lts. AFIS Unit Rochester Airport. Maidstone Road. Chatham. Kent. UK. ME5 9SD
MAPSL Workshop is only open to visitors on Monday Wednesday and Sunday:- 9.00am to 12.30pm Admission 50p
We do not display aircraft in our workshop. Work is undertaken for customers who then, fly, static display or preserve the aircraft.
We do have a visitor centre and shop.
To navigate to pages on the site "Click" on the silhouettes.
Who we are.

MAPS Ltd is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee, having no share capital and solely comprising volunteers from the Medway Branch of The Royal Aeronautical Society, whose aim is the restoration and preservation of historic aircraft and artefacts for public display. MAPS Ltd are registered in England under the Companies Act No. 02331464

Our Current Projects

April 2016

Short Scion

A rare Short Scion built at Rochester Esplande has returned



Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mark V


Pilot seats from an Armstrong Whitworth Whitley Mark V 30-March 2015.
The Council of Kentish Archaeology Award 13-October-14
The acceptance speech by John Gosden, treasurer and director of MAPS, at the Council of Kent Archaeology Open Day'.
A grant for resoration of a Foatplane
Rolls-Royce Merlin III engines
Short Scion
29 Sept 13

Rolls-Royce Merlin II

Two Rolls-Royce Merlin III are in the workshops. The two engines, possibly from a World War Two Fairey Battle, are to undergo restoration before being returned to the Spitfire Company (Biggin Hill) Ltd and going on public display at an unknown venue. The work is expected to take 18 months. The engines will be on display at MAPS workshops for a short period.







Completed Project.

Boulton Paul Defiant


The only original Boulton Paul Defiant left in the world . It saw service service during the Battle of Britain with No. 307 Squadron. It has been re built as a 1941 all black night fighter

Some of our other completed projects returned to customers.

North American Harvard.

Fairchild Argus.
The Manston Hurricane.
The Manston Spitfire.
Gloster Meteor.

Spitfire PR XI.

Spitfire Mk1.
Spitfire MkVb.
Hercules XII engine.
Merlin XX engine.
Short Sherpa.
Northrop Drone.
Hawker Hurricane.
Douglas Dakota.


Airfield Memorial.
How You Can Help.
How You Can Help.
A table of some MAPSL projects.
A table of some MAPSL projects.
How to Contact MAPSL.
How to Contact MAPSL.
About Mapsl.
How to Visit The Workshop.

How To Visit the MAPSL Workshop.

MAPSL Visitor Centre & Shop.
Medway Branch RAeS.
Talks currently arranged by the Medway Branch RAeS.
Links to usefull Websites.