“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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Local Bus Company Thornes Celebrate 65 Years!

by Ian Richardson October 3, 2014

Local bus company Thornes Independent are celebrating 65 years of operation by organising a gathering of classic buses, trucks and cars at the Museum this Sunday, 5th October. Altogether, some 49 vehicles are expected to congregate at Elvington, after departing from their Hemingbrough base for a nostalgic trip down ‘memory lane’ through the local countryside. [...]

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French RAF Battle of Britain Pilots Honoured in Paris

by Ian Richardson September 17, 2014

Monday 15th September – Paris.   The British Ambassador to France, Sir Peter Ricketts, welcomed the families of 11 French Air Force pilots who escaped France to fight with the RAF during the Battle of Britain in 1940, at a ceremony to present British wartime medals including the coveted Battle of Britain clasp. The ceremony was organised [...]

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Medals of French Battle of Britain Pilots Presented to their Families

by Ian Richardson September 15, 2014

On 15th September a very special ceremony will take place in Paris to mark the contribution made by 13 French fighter pilots during the dark days of the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940, 9 of which were killed in action. The families of 9 French pilots will receive the British wartime medals, including [...]

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Order Of Service – Allied Air Forces Memorial Day

by Ian Richardson September 5, 2014

 ORDER OF EVENTS – Sunday 7th September 11:15               SE5a / Eastchurch Kitten WWl Fighter run  11:30               Nimrod  Engine start.  11:50               ATC VIP Guard of Honour to form. Incidental music – Cadets / Marching Band.  Lord Lieutenant, CAS Representative, Civic Party, Defence Attaché’s etc, to be met and brought through.  12 noon            VIP Reception [...]

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Allied Air Forces Memorial Day – Sunday 7th September

by Ian Richardson September 3, 2014

The Yorkshire Air Museum will be alive with activity, colour and spectacle as we host our annual Allied Air Forces Memorial Day this Sunday, 7th September. Some 100 members of Service Associations from across the region will be Parading, with some 23 Standards being presented. These include the National Standards of the Royal Air Force [...]

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by Ian Richardson September 2, 2014

We are just becoming aware of a scam e-mail being sent purporting to be from an e-mail address: The e-mails relate to supposed purchases made from the Museum. The e-mail Subject is along the lines of: Ref: Your Order with a following series of numerics. Please be aware that this address is nothing to [...]

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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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