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Thunder Day set to take off at Elvington airfield
9:33am Wednesday 28th March 2012 in Video
Scrapheap Challenge presenter Robert Llewellyn, who also played the part of Kryton in Red Dwarf, pictured in front of the Buccaneer at the Yorkshire Air Museum
TELEVISION presenter and actor Robert Llewellyn was filming at the Yorkshire Air Museum ahead of a special event this weekend.
The star of Red Dwarf and presenter of Scrapheap Challenge was at the Elvington airfield yesterday filming for a Channel 5 documentary about his father, who was a gunner in the RAF.
He got to see restored aircraft which will go on display this weekend as part of a Thunder Day including the eight-seater De Havilland Dove, first built in 1945. The Dove will be unveiled on Sunday at the museum’s site at Elvington Airfield near York.
Other vintage aircraft, including a First World War biplane and Yorkshire-built jet bomber the Blackburn Buccaneer, will also be on display as part of the museum’s Thunder Day.
Mechanics will start the engines on the vintage planes – and enthusiasts will have a chance to speak to the restorers who brought the aircraft back to life. The British-made Dove was used by military forces and airlines all over the world. A few are still in use today.
Thunder Day starts at 1pm on Sunday, with the museum opening at 10am.