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“Golden Era” Vintage Motorcycle Run

by Ian Richardson June 29, 2015

The aptly named “Golden Era” Vintage Motorcycle Run returns to the Yorkshire Air Museum on Sunday 26th July. This evocative event will see a gathering of over 60 pre 1931 machines, with a good number of the entries being over 100 years old. These fascinating machines gather in the morning before departing at around 10:15am [...]

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Vulcan – V Force Salute for Armed Forces Day

by Ian Richardson June 17, 2015

As many people are aware, the Vulcan to the Sky Trust are planning a nationwide tour of VulcanXH558 to pay tribute to surviving aircraft of Britain’s famous V Force, comprised of the Avro Vulcan, Handley Page Victor and Vickers Valiant. The tour is scheduled for the weekend of 27-28th June, and Elvington is on the [...]

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by Ian Richardson June 16, 2015

Sopwith Named Lecture 2015 The Allied Air Forces Memorial is honoured and delighted to be the official sponsor for the forthcoming Royal Aeronautical Society’s prestigious Sopwith Lecture, taking place on the evening of Thursday 25th June at the RAeS headquarters at Hamiliton Place, London.  The 2015 Sopwith lecture will be delivered by James Arbuthnot, former MP [...]

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Thunder Day – Sunday 6th June!

by Ian Richardson June 5, 2015

This coming Sunday 6th June sees our next “Thunder Day” where the engines of our live aircraft will be powered up. Aircraft being run are the two WWI bi-planes the Royal aircraft Factory SE5a and the diminutive Estchurch Kitten which ties in with the final day of the Royal Air Force Museum’s Collections Handling Tour [...]

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Allied Air Forces Memorial Day – Sunday 6th September 2015

by Ian Richardson May 22, 2015

Historic flying aircraft will this year thrill the audience at the Museum’s annual spectacle – the 30th annual Allied Air Forces Memorial Day on Sunday, 7th September. Some 200 members of Service Associations from across the world will be Parading, with some 23 Standards being presented. These include the National Standards of the Royal Air [...]

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Get Your Hands on WWI !!

by Ian Richardson May 21, 2015

On Thursday 4th June 2015 the Royal Air Force Museum in London will launch their National educational outreach project, the ‘Collections Handling Tour’, here at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, York. This will be the first of only three locations across the UK where people of all ages can interact with unique 100 year [...]

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Battlegroup North Update!

by Ian Richardson May 8, 2015

As many of you may be aware, very sadly the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster suffered an in flight engine fire during practice yesterday. The aircraft managed to return and land safely, but is out of commission now for some time and will not be conducting the scheduled flypast on Saturday 9th May at [...]

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BBMF Support for Battlegroup North!

by Ian Richardson April 17, 2015

Taking place on the weekend of 9th and 10th May, Battlegroup North, our annual gathering of Historic Military Vehicles, Wargaming Show and Living History displays, will this year be celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the Victory in Europe and the 75th Anniversaryof the Battle of Britain. We are delighted to announce that we have been allocated [...]

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“Rolling Thunder” Day Marks 5th Anniversary of Arival of Nimrod XV250

by Ian Richardson April 8, 2015

The Yorkshire Air Museum’s eagerly awaited “Rolling Thunder” Day, which celebrates the 5th Anniversary of the fly-in of the mighty Nimrod MR2 XV250, will indeed be rolling again thanks to the intervention of Terberg DTS UK. The firm, who have a base in Halifax, are carrying out a repair to the monitor (water jet) of [...]

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Memorial Plaque to the Air Transport Auxiliary to be Dedicated at Unveiling on 11th April.

by Ian Richardson April 7, 2015

The Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum is honoured to be dedicating a memorial to the brave and daring aircrews of the Air Transport Auxiliary on Saturday 11th April. The Memorial Plaque will be unveiled by Air Transport Auxiliary veteran Martin Nicholson, (who lives in Otley) who is one of the approximately 12 known [...]

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