Weekend Update: The RAF Continues Globetrotting!

Weekend Update: The RAF Continues Globetrotting!

RAF personnel have been deployed to the four corners of the world - as usual - this month judging by the social media and press updates which are being released. The RAF were drafted in earlier in the month to bring COVID vaccines to the British Antartic Survey...

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Weekend Update: Disbandment of 27 Sqn RAF Regiment

Weekend Update: Disbandment of 27 Sqn RAF Regiment

The RAF waved off another Sqn into the history books this week as 27 Sqn RAF Regiment was disbanded this week at RAF Honington. 27 Sqn was the RAF’s Chemical, Biological, Radioactive and Nuclear unit which would respond to any incident which required their specialist...

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Fordson 45 Monitor Appeal – What Next?

Fordson 45 Monitor Appeal – What Next?

As you may have read in other posts, the Museum of RAF Firefighting was able to make its fundraising targets, secure the Fordson 45 Monitor from the 493rd Bomb Group Museum Debach Airfield and reveal it to the public at LincsFest last weekend. However, now we have the...

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Access Lincs

Access Lincs

The Museum are very grateful to James Selby of Access Lincs who did a brilliant job for us yet again last week.  Firstly collecting the Museum's latest acquisition from Debach airfield in Suffolk transporting it up to Linclonshire for the big unveiling at lincs...

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Obituary: James Houltby

Obituary: James Houltby

With heavy hearts we are sorry to report the loss of another one of our stalwart volunteers, James Houltby (Jim), recently after a short battle against cancer. Our deepest sympathies go to Carol and the rest of his family. Jim had been with the Museum for around 10...

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First Day of the Classic Land Rover Gathering

First Day of the Classic Land Rover Gathering

Today the team set off at the crack of sparrows to make sure they got to Skillington in time for setup and to allow for any vehicle associated delays. Of course, as we had allowed for the time, the vehicles behaved impeccably and did not miss a beat the whole way down...

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Weekend Update: 85th Anniversary of Bomber Command

Weekend Update: 85th Anniversary of Bomber Command

Bomber Command formed 85 years ago this week and our friends at the International Bomber Command Centre marked the occasion with a commemorative service and a flyover from the BBMF's Dakota. Being situated in Bomber County, a.k.a Lincolnshire, our volunteers are never...

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Weekend Update: 50 Years of Puma Operations in the RAF

Weekend Update: 50 Years of Puma Operations in the RAF

For the lucky among you, last week also saw a significant anniversary marked by a spectacular flypast by 10 aircraft across England – 50 years of the Puma Helicopter in the RAF. An impressive milestone considering most helicopters want to shake themselves to pieces...

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Weekend Update: Armed Forces Day 2021

Weekend Update: Armed Forces Day 2021

This year's Armed Forces Day has seen the team reassemble at Scunthorpe to continue the massive job of adding each artifact and asset to the museum inventory. As the picture suggests, this was a brain intensive task and, as with all repacking activity, head scratching...

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Can We Save the World’s Last Known 45 Monitor?

Can We Save the World’s Last Known 45 Monitor?

Museum of RAF Firefighting Volunteers and Veterans Rally Together to Secure the Sole Surviving 1945 Fordson WOT 1 “45 Monitor” – But We Need Your Help! The Museum of RAF Firefighting are proud to announce that the volunteers and Veterans of the museum have rallied...

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Weekend Update – Fathers Day 2021

Weekend Update – Fathers Day 2021

Whilst some of the country are undoubtedly nursing some monstrous hangovers from last nights Scotland vs England Derby in the Euros, a small part of the Fire Museum team lined up at Scunthorpe to take on the latest round of tasks that had been identified since last...

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Potential Show Dates for 2021: The Museum gets on the Road!

Potential Show Dates for 2021: The Museum gets on the Road!

We are delighted to be in the position to announce it is the Museum's intention to attend a few select shows during the Summer in and around Lincolnshire. Although we are in storage it still imperative to keep the name of the museum out in the public domain and we...

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Weekend Update: The Start of the Euros 2020

Weekend Update: The Start of the Euros 2020

This weekend's work started off with the unexpected delivery of pictures, magazines, national service pin and patches from the Gosnall family after Albert's recent passing. The museum were very grateful to receive the items which were forwarded on and they have been...

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