Obituary: George Hook

Obituary: George Hook

With heavy hearts we are sorry to report the loss of another one of our Museum volunteers, George Hook, after a short stay in Hospital. Our deepest sympathies go to his friends and family. George has been a volunteer for over 8 years joining the team with fellow...

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Weekend Update: God Save the King

Weekend Update: God Save the King

This weekend, of course, was a muted affair after the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II earlier this week. As Families day was rightly cancelled by RAF Waddington as a mark of respect, we had to recover the DP1, WOT-1 and the TACR-2 which had been positioned...

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Museum’s MK 9 Makes Appearance at Beckingham Transport Rally

Museum’s MK 9 Makes Appearance at Beckingham Transport Rally

The Museum's Mk 9 made an important trip out today from another one of our storage locations in the county to support the Beckingham Transport Rally. The event brings together a wide range of automobiles of all shapes, sizes and purposes to raise funds for the Lincs...

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Weekend Update: Bumper Edition

Weekend Update: Bumper Edition

We hope that this edition of the Bubblewrap Blog finds you all suitably rested and cooler than our volunteers after this weekend! Although its been hot, it’s something that we were all very much looking forward to as we were at the Trolleybus Museum’s Blues and Twos...

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Weekend Update: Onwards and upwards.

Weekend Update: Onwards and upwards.

This weekend marks the anniversary of the end of Op Banner, the longest continually supported operation in British military history, lasting over 37 years. Op Banner was the British Military operation in Northern Ireland supporting the Royal Ulster Constabulary and...

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Weekend(s) Update: 3 Weekends of Hard Graft Producing Results

Weekend(s) Update: 3 Weekends of Hard Graft Producing Results

The ‘Bubblewrap Blog’ has been a touch quiet over the last three weeks, but rest assured the efforts behind the scenes have continued as the Museum and volunteers react to the loss of the storage facility which has been our refuge for the last year. The owners have...

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Museum of RAF Firefighting on the Move Again…

Museum of RAF Firefighting on the Move Again…

After more than a year of free storage the Museum of RAF Firefighting has been given notice that the main storage area, where the vast majority of the vehicles and artifacts are located, is required for a multi-year business contract. Whilst we are eternally grateful...

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Weekend Update: A Day of Easter Engineering

Weekend Update: A Day of Easter Engineering

Last week a small group of the museum volunteers assembled in the glorious sunshine to continue plugging away at the tasks at both Scunthorpe and the storage area. Although Scunthorpe made significant progress in the inventory work by starting to catalogue the vast...

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40th Anniversary of the Falklands War

40th Anniversary of the Falklands War

Today marks 40 years since the Argentine invasion and occupation of the Falkland Islands and South Georgia. Three days later, on April 5th 1982, Margaret Thatcher gave the order to dispatch a Naval task force to engage the Argentine Navy and Air Force before mounting...

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Weekend Update 2: Happy Mother’s Day

Weekend Update 2: Happy Mother’s Day

Now that the first part of the weekend has been covered we can now return to normal service and cover this weekend’s activities. With the sun shining, the team turned out in force for the day at Scunthorpe and we had a small catch up with the boss to bring him up to...

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Weekend Update: Museum Receives a delivery from the Falklands

Weekend Update: Museum Receives a delivery from the Falklands

Twelve museum staff braved the elements this week to arrive bright and breezy at the headquarters at Scunthorpe. The makeshift plastic sheet channels which we had attached at the beginning of the year were clearly making the difference as one of the containers was...

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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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