Le Yorkshire Air Museum a pu réaffirmer cette semaine le statut européen du Mémorial des Forces Aériennes Alliées. Situé dans l’enceinte du musée, le Mémorial existe depuis plus de 35 ans pour honorer la mémoire des forces aériennes alliées durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale et durant les conflits successifs à travers le monde. La Directrice […]
The Yorkshire Air Museum Blog gives details of the current happenings around the Museum. For details of upcoming events, our Calendar shows the dates and full details of special days. If you're planning to visit us, our Plan Your Visit page gives details of our opening times and how to get the best from your visit.
If you'd like to help support the Museum, you can buy a Sponsor A Plane pack online or purchase other aviation related gifts.
The Yorkshire Air Museum was able to re-affirm the European status of The Allied Air Forces Memorial this week. Located in the grounds of the Museum, the memorial is part of an ongoing, 35 year old quest to honour the memory of the Allied Air Forces of World War Two and subsequently in conflicts around […]
The aviation heritage community was deeply saddened this week by the sudden passing of Professor Robert Pleming of Vulcan to the Sky Trust. Our Chair of Trustees for the Yorkshire Air Museum, Martin Withers DFC, shares his thoughts and memories of the man who was instrumental in enabling us all to enjoy Vulcan XH558 in […]
In December 1944, the war in Europe was intensified following D Day and here at RAF Elvington, the French Squadrons were flying missions in support of the offensive. Flying from the UK to free their homeland, these were intense times for the French airmen and ground crews. It must have been worrying to not know […]
This year marks 75 years since the Elvington based French Squadrons finally made their journey home to Bordeaux in France. We would loved to have welcomed our Groupes Lourds friends to the museum on this Remembrance day, however this sadly cannot be the case. Instead, we’ve created this short film to express our gratitude and […]
More than 60 years ago, the Groupes Lourds Association was founded in France to remember the sacrifice of the French aircrew who flew Halifax III Bombers from RAF Elvington near York on missions to liberate Europe between 1944 and 1945. The museum enjoys a great bond of friendship with the association and we work together […]