Weekend Update: The Poseidon Maritime Patrol Fleet is Complete

Weekend Update: The Poseidon Maritime Patrol Fleet is Complete

Saturday started with our volunteers arriving to a thick white layer of frost at Scunthorpe and a bitterly cold day at the office. Once the kettle was boiled and some hot drinks were served to the volunteers, we set to our various areas of work around the museum. By a...

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Weekend Update: 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

Weekend Update: 80th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor

The 7th of December 2021 marked the 80th Anniversary of the Japanese Attacks against Pearl Harbor. Whilst the attacks marked one of the biggest failures in the history of US Intelligence, the Japanese commander, Admiral Yamamoto, undoubtedly executed one of the most...

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Weekend Update: 103rd Armistice Weekend

Weekend Update: 103rd Armistice Weekend

This weekend will see many nations pause and remember the men, woman and various animals who have paid a price to ensure we can enjoy the freedoms we have today. Although many of our thoughts will rightly honour the dead from thet various conflicts before and after...

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Weekend Update: 60th Anniversary of Operation Sky Help

Weekend Update: 60th Anniversary of Operation Sky Help

60 years ago on the 2nd of November 1961, the RAF launched in support of Operation Sky Help following the destruction caused to British Honduras by Hurricane Hattie at the end of October that year. Hurricane Hattie subjected the islands to 140mph winds with gusts...

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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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