Quite probably the most famous aircraft in the Museum collection is Handley Page Halifax Friday the 13th. The only complete example of the aircraft in Europe, the Halifax may not be quite as famous as the Avro Lancaster, however thousands of visitors each year enjoy learning more about this important aircraft.
So we were especially proud recently when a visitor with a very special connection to the Halifax chose to visit us unannounced for a personal family day out, as the current Lord Halifax and his wife Lady Halifax enjoyed visiting the museum with their grand children during the summer holidays.
The family enjoyed a tour aboard the aircraft that carries the family name, a name given in a ceremony in September 1941 by Lord and Lady Halifax. The current Lord Halifax shared with us many memories of both the early days of the Museum and how proud they are to share the family name with such a majestic aircraft.