Our live Blackburn Buccaneer S2, XN974 is getting a well-deserved refurbishment. Kindly donated by British Aerospace, the aircraft flew to the Museum on 19th August 1991 and in 1999 became the Museum’s very first live aircraft exhibit. XN974 was the very first Mkll produced and during its early life carried our deck landing development work […]
We would like to inform potential visitors that the Museum is opening as normal despite localised flooding, and access roads are open. The installation of a new pumping station on site 3 years ago has alleviated the problems experienced at the main entrance gate in the past and the Office block, the only real area of […]
Recently the press inaccurately reported that our event on Sunday 6th September was to be “The Elvington Air Show”. This is not true. The 30th Allied Air Forces Memorial Day is an annual event with marchpasts, drumhead service and events marking the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the 70th anniversary of the […]
Our colleagues in France are undertaking a search for information about all French Air Force personnel who were based at RAF Elvington between 1943 and 1945. Over 2000 French airmen were based at Elvington in the only two French Heavy Bomber Squadrons within RAF Bomber Command. Through the excellent research blog by Philippe Ducastelle (son of an […]
1st September – Allied Air Forces Memorial Day – Live aircraft – Service of Remembrance – Sunset Ceremony – All Welcome to this poignant and Special Day – RAF and International representatives – Gates Open 10:00hrs – Event begins 12 noon.
The Yorkshire Air Museum will feature in a special edition of BBC1’s “Inside Out” programme on Monday 25th February at 7:30pm. The programme features the remarkable personal search by former BBC TV News presenter Jan Leeming in her quest to find out about an anonymous French air ace, Rene Mouchotte, whose name she sponsored on the Battle of […]