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Thunder Day – Sunday 3rd August!

by Ian Richardson July 28, 2014

The next of our regular Thunder Day events takes place on Sunday 3rd August, the eve of the 100th Anniversary of the outbreak of the Great War, so it is appropriate that our two live replica’s of WWI fighters will be amongst those being fired up on the day. These are the unique Eastchurch Kitten [...]

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YAM Saddened at Passing of Patron Lettice Curtis.

by Ian Richardson July 24, 2014

The Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum is saddened to hear of the passing of early Patron and supporter Lettice Curtis, who died on Monday 21st July at the age of 99. Lettice is perhaps one of the most famous of the wartime Air Transport Auxiliary ‘ferry’ pilots, who delivered aircraft from manufacturer, [...]

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La Grande Soirée des Officiers Français a Soaring Success!

by Ian Richardson July 3, 2014

A glittering event held in the magnificent ballroom of York’s De Grey Rooms was attended by a capacity crowd of 130 guests on the evening of Wednesday 2nd July 2014. The event was a collaboration between the Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum, City of York Council, York Theatre Royal, Jurade de St. [...]

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Spitfire Flypast for Armed Forces Day!!

by Ian Richardson June 26, 2014

The RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight have allocated a Spitfire flypast at the Yorkshire Air Museum on the afternoon of Saturday 28th June to celebrate the national Armed Forces Day. The Museum is extending a FREE admission offer to serving personnel on this day, on production of a valid service ID card or in [...]

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Hurricane Aircraft to Herald York’s Grand Départ and Honour 70th Anniversary of French Air Force in York.

by Ian Richardson June 25, 2014

In a spectacular straight lift in the early hours of Saturday 28th June, the Hawker Hurricane (FSM) aircraft from the Collection of the Yorkshire Air Museum will be placed on the roof of the café of York Theatre Royal to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the French Air Force arriving in York. This is one [...]

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French Flags Raised in York for 70th Anniversary of French Squadrons.

by Ian Richardson June 23, 2014

On the afternoon of Friday 20th June, Ian Reed, Director of the Yorkshire Air Museum, assisted by Karl Bullock, reached dizzying heights to raise French Standards over St. Leonard’s Place, York, flagging up a series of events that will soon be taking place in the city. Make no mistake, these events are part of the [...]

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“Maintenant” – Conceptual Sound Art Installation for Tour de France Cultural Festival

by Ian Richardson June 10, 2014

The first of a series of events commissioned by the Yorkshire Air Museum for York’s “Be Part of It” Tour de France Cultural Festival will open to the public on Saturday 28th June at the Keregan Room of York Theatre Royal until Sunday 6th July. “Maintenant” is a soundscape that captures 100 sounds of Paris [...]

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YAM Wins 2014 Trip advisor Certificate of Excellence!

by Ian Richardson June 6, 2014

Staff and volunteers at the Yorkshire Air Museum were delighted to receive notification that for the third year running, we have been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Award. The new certificate was received in the post today and has been placed in a frame, along with a host of other awards. Museum spokesman, [...]

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D-Day Role of Elvington’s French Squadrons.

by Ian Richardson June 6, 2014

As national, and international interest in the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings of WWII increases, it is worth remembering that Halifax aircraft from RAF Elvington’s newly formed French 346 “Guyenne” Squadron took part in the offensive against strategic targets on the Normandy coast in the run up to D-Day. On these first operations, they [...]

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Lancaster, Huricane and Spitfire Flypast for York for Grand Départ!

by Ian Richardson June 6, 2014

Following special requests by the Yorkshire Air Museum, a stunning flypast over the heart of York by the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Memorial Flight has been confirmed for Sunday 6th July. The famous WWll Lancaster bomber, accompanied by the Hurricane and Spitfire fighter escorts, will fly in a classic, awe inspiring formation. The [...]

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