Air Museum alive with activity during its annual Memorial Day

(l-r) Museum director Ian Reed, with the Archdeacon, Venerable Sarah Bullock, just behind him, and the Deputy Chaplain in Chief, Tim Wright, and the museum's chaplain, Reverend 'Taff' Morgan
(l-r) Museum director Ian Reed, with the Archdeacon, Venerable Sarah Bullock, just behind him, and the Deputy Chaplain in Chief, Tim Wright, and the museum's chaplain, Reverend 'Taff' Morgan

The Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington was alive with activity, colour and spectacle when it hosted its annual Allied Air Forces Memorial Day last Sunday.

Some 100 members of Service Associations from across the region took part in a parade, with 23 standards being presented. These include the National Standards of the Royal Air Force Association and the Royal Observer Corps Association, plus the Standard of Souvenir Français and other Branch Standards.

The parade was led by the Yorkshire Royal British Legion Marching Band and Corps of Drums. The band provided the music to accompany the hymns and anthem’s during the service, which this year commemorated some significant anniversaries - World War One Centenary, 75th anniversary of World War Two, 70th Anniversary of the D-Day landings and the 70th Anniversary of the French squadrons that flew from RAF Elvington.

Full story in this week’s (11 September) Pocklington Post.