Today is the funeral of museum volunteer guide Harry Welch. Sadly, we cannot be there with his family in the current situation. Instead, here are some thoughts from Barbara George, Museum Director, on Harry’s contribution to our museum community. ‘Harry was passionate about aviation and history and absolutely loved the museum. His enthusiasm and great […]
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By of 1945, the Allied Air Forces enjoyed strong air supremacy across most of Europe. The home skies of the UK were growing ever safer. On the evening of 3/4th Match 1945, The Luftwaffe displayed a harrowing tactic that, had they only deployed it earlier in the war, could have had harrowing and far reaching […]
After many days of Yorkshire rainfall leading up to Remembrance Sunday, it was refreshing to see such a bright, mild and sunny Sunday morning as we gathered for Remembrance Sunday. The first ceremony took place at the French Memorial in Elvington Village, where the Parade of Scouts, Cubs, Guides, Brownies and Beavers, largely drawn from […]
To celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Handley Page Halifax bomber, here at the Yorkshire Air Museum, we invited current RAF Pilot Flt Lt Daniel Whatmough and WW2 Veteran Pilot, Flt Lt George Dunn DFC (97), together with the RAF Benevolent Fund, to visit one of the only surviving Halifax bombers in the world here […]
Anyone who has visited the museum this summer will know that our team of guides and stewards are amongst the very first people you will see as you arrive at our gates. The Museum’s team of volunteers come from all walks of life and, very often, they are not actually from a military or even […]
We were simply stunned by the response to this year’s 999 Emergency Services Day. After a busy summer holiday season, it was wonderful to see so many people patiently queueing at the Museum gates last Sunday to join us in meeting the emergency response services of Great Britain. We would like to thank the incredibly […]