Anti – Deterioration Engine Runs on Sunday 22nd February

by Ian Richardson February 20, 2015

During Sunday 22nd February, there will be the first aircraft engine maintenance runs of the season. We call these “anti-det” runs, as they are done to prevent the engines deteriorating and rather, keep them in functioning condition. The three aircraft that are planned to be started are the Douglas Dakota and De Havilland Devon twin-props and [...]

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YAM Voted Top Specialist Attraction Once Again!

by Ian Richardson February 18, 2015

 In a remarkable achievement, the Yorkshire Air Museum is proud to announce that it has again been awarded Top Specialist Attraction 2015 by Going Places travel magazine, a leading UK tourism publication. To win this accolade, the Museum has gained consistently high numbers of nominations by members of the public from all over Britain.   The [...]

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Visitor Notification

by Ian Richardson January 2, 2015

In order to facilitate essential maintenance work and improvements, the ‘NAAFI’ Restaurant will be closed during January 2015. Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments will be served from the adjoining Elvington Room function suite. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause, but hope you will bear with us during this process!

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Happy New Year!!

by Ian Richardson December 30, 2014

To all our visitors past, present and future and our supporters, volunteers, staff and business associates, we wish you all a Very Happy New Year and a Successful 2015!! We thank you all for your support over the year and we are very pleased that so many have our visitors have enjoyed their time with us and wish to [...]

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“Friday the 13th” Night Shoot Announced!

by Ian Richardson December 16, 2014

Following strong public demand, the Yorkshire Air Museum is pleased to announce a unique and eagerly anticipated night shoot photographic event featuring our world renowned Halifax bomber “Friday the 13th”. The event is scheduled to take place on the evening of Friday 13th March 2015, rather appropriately. The Halifax alone is a tempting proposition, but [...]

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New Book “The Bright Squadrons” Becomes a Book With A View!!

by Ian Richardson November 25, 2014

To celebrate the launch of our new book “The Bright Squadrons”, which charts the true story of a young French airman on dangerous missions from RAF Elvington and the girl he met on arrival in Liverpool in January 1944, the first 150 hard back copies purchased from the Museum between 1st and 31st December 2014 [...]

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Remembrance Sunday Services

by Ian Richardson October 21, 2014

The annual Services of Remembrance will take place at Elvington and the Yorkshire Air Museum as usual this year, with the morning Service at the French Memorial, Elvington Village taking place at 11:00am. As usual, a good turnout is expected from the Viallage and the Museum supporters, along with our invited guests, which will include [...]

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Local Bus Company Thornes Celebrate 65 Years!

by Ian Richardson October 3, 2014

Local bus company Thornes Independent are celebrating 65 years of operation by organising a gathering of classic buses, trucks and cars at the Museum this Sunday, 5th October. Altogether, some 49 vehicles are expected to congregate at Elvington, after departing from their Hemingbrough base for a nostalgic trip down ‘memory lane’ through the local countryside. [...]

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French RAF Battle of Britain Pilots Honoured in Paris

by Ian Richardson September 17, 2014

Monday 15th September – Paris.   The British Ambassador to France, Sir Peter Ricketts, welcomed the families of 11 French Air Force pilots who escaped France to fight with the RAF during the Battle of Britain in 1940, at a ceremony to present British wartime medals including the coveted Battle of Britain clasp. The ceremony was organised [...]

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Medals of French Battle of Britain Pilots Presented to their Families

by Ian Richardson September 15, 2014

On 15th September a very special ceremony will take place in Paris to mark the contribution made by 13 French fighter pilots during the dark days of the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940, 9 of which were killed in action. The families of 9 French pilots will receive the British wartime medals, including [...]

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