Many people visiting the Museum today are aware of the fact that French Air Force Squadrons were based here in World War Two. They may also be aware of the name Charles de Gaulle and the critical role he played in the UK which enabled Allied Forces to eventually free France and mainland Europe. But […]
Fascinating stories and articles from aviation history and the archives of the Yorkshire Air Museum. Over more than three decades, the Yorkshire Air Museum and The Allied Air Forces Memorial have researched and collated a considerable archive of information on the history, service and sacrifice of Allied personal across the conflicts of many decades.
The Journal shares some of those amazing stories and hopes to ensure that the history of aviation, both in peace and in conflict, is something that is preserved for many years to come.
Our new exhibition, Gasbags to Super Zeppelins, gives visitors an insight into the early developments of using aviation as a weapon of war in World War One. As ever in wartime, technology develops far more rapidly than in times of peace, but just as remarkable is the effect that this new weapon had on the […]
For anyone visiting The Museum’s new exhibition, Gas Bags to Super Zeppelins, it becomes quite apparent that the terror tactics of being attacked from the air for the first time in history had a profound effect upon the British public. Despite eventually being victorious in shooting down Zeppelins, the large German airships must have left […]
Squadron Leader: 615 Sqn RAF 341 Sqn RAF (Groupe de Chasse No 3/2 “Alsace”) At the corner of Avenue de la Chapelle in Cimetière du Père-Lachaise in Paris, amongst the 70,000 tombs, stands a clean and well kept mausoleum with a large bronze coloured Cross of Lorraine in the centre of its iron gates. Inside, […]