The Museum will be delighted to welcome members of the Women’s Section of the Royal British Legion from Branches across the region, who will be gathered for the Memorial Day taking place on Sunday 10th August. The principal guest will be Mrs. Pat Chrimes, National Vice Chairman of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section.The Service will commence at 2pm, after a Parade of Standards has formed around the Museum’s unique Memorial to various Women’s Services who contributed so much to both World Wars. Mrs. Pat Chrimes will take the Salute after the Service and the Parade marches off. YAM Chaplain the Revd. “Taff” Morgan will be conducting the Service. The Memorial was unveiled in 2002, at a ceremony that was attended by many WAAF, and WRNAS veterans, and the Air Transport Auxiliary was represented by recently sadly deceased Miss Lettice Curtis, the legendary ATA pilot who was the first woman to fly a four engine bomber, a Halifax. Her remarkable service will be recalled.
Various aircraft engines will be started up late morning and early afternoon, including the two WWI biplanes and then the Douglas Dakota and De Havilland Devon, so it should be a great day of activity and spectacle for visitors and our guests to enjoy.
The Giant Model Airshow is taking place on the adjacent airfield over the weekend, and, although a seperate event to the Yorkshire Air Museum, our visitors will reap the benefits of being able to see much of the action from the fabulous large scale models flying, and we understand there will be flypasts by the Red Arrows and the Vulcan during the show. (We have no details of any timings for these.)