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Golden Era Run – Entry List

by Ian Richardson August 21, 2014

               Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run – About the Event Welcome to the sixth Golden Era Run for early motorcycles, all manufactured before 1931. The Run gives owners of these fascinating machines the opportunity to ride them before the public in the company of fellow enthusiasts. And this is how they need to be seen [...]

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Golden Era Vintage Motorcycle Run and Rolling Thunder!

by Ian Richardson August 20, 2014

This coming Bank Holiday Monday will provide a real spectacle of sight and sound for visitors to the Yorkshire Air Museum as we stage two events rolled into one! The event is focused around the now well-established and popular  “Golden Era Run”, a gathering of some 60 – 70 pre 1931 Vintage motorcycles, organised by [...]

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YAM to Host Wreath of Respect

by Ian Richardson August 14, 2014

A special forged metal wreath, named the Wreath of Respect, has been commissioned by the Riders Branch of the Royal British Legion and is being taken on a seven day tour of England, Wales, Scotland and the Isle of Man by motorcycle. It will depart at 11am from the National Arboretum, Staffordshire on Saturday 16th August [...]

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Royal British Legion Women’s Section Memorial Day

by Ian Richardson August 8, 2014

The Museum will be delighted to welcome members of the Women’s Section of the Royal British Legion from Branches across the region, who will be gathered for the Memorial Day taking place on Sunday 10th August. The principal guest will be Mrs. Pat Chrimes, National Vice Chairman of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section.The Service [...]

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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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