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“Against the Odds” – Elvington at War Weekend

May 13 - May 14

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Step backwards in time to World War Two and the time when RAF Elvington was a live bomber station. An atmospheric weekend as the Museum comes to life, with aircrew re-enactors in authentic period flying kit, aircrew mechanics hard at work on aircraft and our authentic military vehicles all moving around the Museum. Our aircrew re enactors alongside our Halifax, Mosquito and Dakota aircraft will provide a great atmosphere for this weekend.

10:00am The Seatones four part female harmony group will be performing vintage and retro style songs live10;30
10:30 UK Home Front will give a flavour of the job of Air Raid Protection Wardens during World War Two11:00 The RAF At War group will be live in the chapel undertaking an authentic mission debrief, excatly as Bomber Command Crew will have done at Elvington in wartime
11:30 The Seatones live in the Elvington room
12:00 Lunchtime in the NAAFI restaurant, but no rationing in our version of the NAAFI
13:00 The Seatones Singers will be at large in the Museum
RAF Battle of Britain Flight Spitfire flypast (Saturday afternoon)
14:30 RAF At War with another Mission debrief in our Museum chapel. Learn what it was like to be part of an RAF Bomber Commend Crew returning from a mission
15:00 The Seatones return with more 1940s harmonic tunes
15:30 Parachute packing demonstration in our main hangar. Learn the skills needed by ground crews to pack a life saving aircrew parachute as used in WW2
16:00 The Seatones return for a final afternoon of harmonic forties singing
16:30 Mortar Demonstration. Round off the day’s events as our groups fire mortar rounds typical of the style used in World War Two

  • Halifax, Mosquito and Dakota outside. All of our WW2 aircraft will be outside for the weekend. This is a rare chance to see the magnificent Halifax Friday the 13th in the open air.
  • Don’t forget, the Against The Odds Bomber Command Exhibition will be open throughout the weekend, a great opportunity to learn more about the bravey and sacrifice of the Allied aircrews that flew of Elvington and other UK aierodromes.

    Halifax Friday the 13th  will be on show outside
    Halifax Friday the 13th will be on show outside

    Tickets can be ordered online in advance using this link or purchased on the day

    We are really looking forward to this exciting event. Visitors who may wish to dress up themselves are very welcome, wether in period uniform or retro civilian costume from the World War Two era. Uniforms are very welcome, restricted to Allied uniforms and costume.

    Please note: Against The Odds admission are £12 Adult, £10 Concession, £5 Child & £30 Family (2 Adults & 3 Children).

    A great chance to see our Halifax outside with aircrew alongside. Thanks to Nick at Warbird Aviation for the image
    A great chance to see our Halifax outside with aircrew alongside. Thanks to Nick at Warbird Aviation for the image

Details

Start:
May 13
End:
May 14
Event Category:

Organiser

The Yorkshire Air Museum
Phone:
+44 (0)1904 608595
Website:
www.yorkshireairmuseum.org

Venue

The Yorkshire Air Museum
Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way
Elvington, North Yorkshire YO41 4AU United Kingdom
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Website:
www.yorkshireairmuseum.org