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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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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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