Spitfire and Hurricane flypast for Memorial Day event

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THE Yorkshire Air Museum is hosting the annual Allied Air Forces Memorial Day, complete with flypasts, this weekend.

Some 100 members of service associations from across the region will be parading at the museum in Elvington this Sunday, September 7 led by the Yorkshire Royal British Legion Marching Band and Corps of Drums.

Ian Richardson, communications manager, said: “We are delighted that Lord Crathorne KCVO, Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire will attending the event in his capacity as representative of HM The Queen, in what will be one of his last official engagements and we are looking forward to welcoming him to Elvington again.

“He will take the salute following the sunset ceremony which concludes the event with a flypast by Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.”

The service this year marks significant anniversaries, including the 70th Anniversary of the unique French squadrons which flew from RAF Elvington, where the museum is based. During the day, the museum will be running a number of live aircraft for visitors.

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9:59am Fri 5 Sep 14

Dave Ruddock says...

anyone have flypast details/times
anyone have flypast details/times Dave Ruddock
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10:11am Fri 5 Sep 14

maybejustmaybe says...

No times on their website either. I heard the last two flying Lancasters are doing a fly past over allerton park around 12 tomorrow though.
No times on their website either. I heard the last two flying Lancasters are doing a fly past over allerton park around 12 tomorrow though. maybejustmaybe
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11:07am Fri 5 Sep 14

GBTYZ says...

maybejustmaybe wrote:
No times on their website either. I heard the last two flying Lancasters are doing a fly past over allerton park around 12 tomorrow though.
They will fly over Allerton Castle at 12:15 to morrow
[quote][p][bold]maybejustmaybe[/bold] wrote: No times on their website either. I heard the last two flying Lancasters are doing a fly past over allerton park around 12 tomorrow though.[/p][/quote]They will fly over Allerton Castle at 12:15 to morrow GBTYZ
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11:09am Fri 5 Sep 14

GBTYZ says...

They wilkl fly over Allerton Castle to morrow at 12:15 but Allerton Castle/Park are clkosed to the public
They wilkl fly over Allerton Castle to morrow at 12:15 but Allerton Castle/Park are clkosed to the public GBTYZ
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11:16am Fri 5 Sep 14

GBTYZ says...

I am also surprised that YAM hasn't secured a flypast off the two Lancasters as one pof the homes of the RCAF
I am also surprised that YAM hasn't secured a flypast off the two Lancasters as one pof the homes of the RCAF GBTYZ
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1:20pm Fri 5 Sep 14

CHISSY1 says...

That will give the moaners of Elvington something to moan about.
That will give the moaners of Elvington something to moan about. CHISSY1
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2:50pm Fri 5 Sep 14

whitehorse says...

There was a Lancaster Bomber to the North/East of the city earlier in the week- maybe doing a practice for the Allerton flypast. If the public arent allowed at that event, i wonder who the spectacle is for?
There was a Lancaster Bomber to the North/East of the city earlier in the week- maybe doing a practice for the Allerton flypast. If the public arent allowed at that event, i wonder who the spectacle is for? whitehorse
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2:19am Sat 6 Sep 14

Magicman! says...

I had one of these fly over my house a couple of days ago, just the one. Thought it was rather random, as if it was to commemorate me finally cutting the lawn!
I had one of these fly over my house a couple of days ago, just the one. Thought it was rather random, as if it was to commemorate me finally cutting the lawn! Magicman!
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9:42am Sat 6 Sep 14

Digeorge says...

Such a shame as every event that is 'interesting' my partner is working! Would have liked to have gone to this.

I went to Airbourne in Eastbourne, the other week and it was fantastic few days. Sadly, the two Lancasters couldn't fly because of the weather and low cloud but the wing walkers daring ladies they are flew in 115 ph wind whilst the parachutists didn't!
Such a shame as every event that is 'interesting' my partner is working! Would have liked to have gone to this. I went to Airbourne in Eastbourne, the other week and it was fantastic few days. Sadly, the two Lancasters couldn't fly because of the weather and low cloud but the wing walkers daring ladies they are flew in 115 ph wind whilst the parachutists didn't! Digeorge
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