The air museum has a single large display hangar for our larger aircraft, plus of course a range of other buildings to house exhibits. Each autumn, we undertake a big move around to best protect some of the more vulnerable aircraft from the British winter. Some of the more hardy are ‘winterised’ to help them […]
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It was announced today that Général André Lanata, Chief of the French Air Force is to become the new Vice President of the Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum. Général Lanata becomes the third Chef de la Armée de l’Air to take up this post following his appointment in September this year. André Lanata is a […]
Each year, Remembrance Sunday is a poignant and special occasion at the Air Museum. As veterans sadly leave us, it becomes more important than ever to take a moment to remember the sacrifices of the many Allied Air Forces in wars and conflicts throughout the world. This year, ten D-Day 1944, Normandy veterans received France’s […]
The forthcoming Remembrance Services at Elvington and the Yorkshire Air Museum will reflect on the 70th Anniversary of the repatriation to France of Elvington’s French Squadrons. This departure from the area saw a final, tragic loss of life from amongst the French aircrews. Following the end of World War II on 8th May 1945, Sir […]
Our night shoot photographic opportunities are a great way to photograph some of our exhibits in a way that you’d never see during daylight hours. There’s something very sinister and war-like about seeing these Cold War era military aircraft after dark. These great pictures were sent to us by photographer Neil Pond and are wonderfully […]
On 15th September a very special ceremony will take place in Paris to mark the contribution made by 13 French fighter pilots during the dark days of the Battle of Britain in the summer of 1940, 9 of which were killed in action. The families of 9 French pilots will receive the British wartime medals, including […]
The Allied Air Forces Memorial & Yorkshire Air Museum is saddened to hear of the passing of early Patron and supporter Lettice Curtis, who died on Monday 21st July at the age of 99. Lettice is perhaps one of the most famous of the wartime Air Transport Auxiliary ‘ferry’ pilots, who delivered aircraft from manufacturer, […]
The Museums rare Eastchurch Kitten World War I experimental interceptor will be rolled out for its first public unveiling and engine start on Thursday 27th February at 10:30am. There is no other example of this aircraft type in existence in the world, so the photocall provides a great opportunity to capture the aircraft’s first public […]
The Yorkshire Air Museum’s internationally renowned Halifax bomber restoration is named after the legendary Halifax “Friday the 13th”, which flew with 158 Squadron from RAF Lissett, East Yorkshire, completing 128 missions, the highest tally of any Halifax and as such, one of the Bomber Command’s most successful aircraft. On Saturday 16th March, Flt. Sgt. Eric […]