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Plenty of Visitors Over Easter Holidays!

by Ian Richardson April 21, 2014

We would like to thank the hundreds of visitors who have visited the Museum so far over this Easter holiday. It has been great to see so many people enjoying themselves and we appreciate your support, which is vital to not only our growth and development, but our survival in an ever more competitive tourist [...]

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Thunder Day Approaches!!

by Ian Richardson April 1, 2014

Sunday 6th April is our first Thunder Day of the 2014 season, where we will be aiming to fire up all our live aircraft for a feast of sight and, of course, sound!! The aircraft are the rare, newly restored EastChurch Port Victoria kitten WWI experimental interceptor; the WWI Royal aircraft Factory SE5a fighter; the [...]

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70th Anniversary of Friday the 13th’s First Operation

by Ian Richardson March 31, 2014

On the night of 30th / 31st March 1944, Halifax bomber LV907 F for Freddy rolled down the runway at RAF Lissett, East Yorkshire, where 158 Squadron were based, and hurled itself into the sky for the first of a phenomenal 128 successful operational sorties. No other Halifax flew more missions, so it is little [...]

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Anti Det Run Sunday March 2nd.

by Ian Richardson February 27, 2014

Following the successful run of the newly rebuilt Eastchurch P.V.8 Kitten this morning, the beautiful little aeroplane will again be started up for the public during our engine testing day on Sunday 2nd March. Along with this, the also live SE5a WWI bi-plane will also be started, with slots scheduled for 11am and then repeated [...]

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Unique WWI Eastchurch Kitten Roll Out

by Ian Richardson February 26, 2014

The Museums rare Eastchurch Kitten World War I experimental interceptor will be rolled out for its first public unveiling and engine start on Thursday 27th February at 10:30am. There is no other example of this aircraft type in existence in the world, so the photocall provides a great opportunity to capture the aircraft’s first public [...]

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‘Task Force’ Arrives!!!

by Ian Richardson February 5, 2014

A ‘task force’ of 11 aircraft technicians from the Depth Support Squadron based at RAF Coningsby will be on a short placement at the Yorkshire Air Museum between Tuesday 4th and Thursday 6th February. This is being done as an exercise under the Force Development Programme that RAF personnel undertake continuously as part of their [...]

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French Airman Mourned.

by Ian Richardson January 25, 2014

The Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum has just learned of the sad passing on Thursday night (23rd Jan.) of Lucien Mallia, one of the few remaining veterans of RAF Elvington’s wartime French squadrons. A Rear Gunner, or “Tail End Charlie” as they were often referred to as, he flew 23 missions with 346 “Guyenne” [...]

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Interesting Restoration Nears Completion!

by Ian Richardson January 17, 2014

One of the aircraft restoration projects currently in progress, and making the news,  is indeed something of a rarity! It is the construction from a very faded and sketchy print of plans of a hardly known WWI fighter, the Eastchurch Kitten, of which only 3 prototype examples were built. The aircraft would almost have disappeared [...]

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Prestigious French Award for Museum Director

by Ian Richardson January 13, 2014

The President of France has conferred the Order of Merit on Ian Reed, Director of the Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial, Elvington, York. The award is at the rank of “Officier”.  The Ordre National du Mérite is one of France’s most exclusive awards and has only been given to around 2500 people throughout the world.  The initiative was made [...]

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“Lusty Lindy” Clocks Up 20th Anniversary at YAMJ!

by Ian Richardson November 14, 2013

The excitement is mounting as the date of Monday 25th November approaches and the Yorkshire Air Museum prepares to mark the 20th Anniversary of the arrival of Handley Page Victor V-bomber XL231 “Lusty Lindy” with a high speed (120 knot) dash of the aircraft down Elvington airfields long runway! This will be timed to coincide [...]

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