On Thursday 21st June Year 7 visited the ‘The Allied Air Forces Memorial and Yorkshire Air Museum’ in York. The Museum is a living memorial to all allied air forces personnel particularly those during the Second World War,
We had a tour of the Yorkshire Air Museum, which is the largest independent aviation museum in the UK. Our friendly guides talked us through their acclaimed aircraft collection which showcases flight from its very early origins in Yorkshire through to the latest technology of the supersonic age.
The museum is based on the original wartime RAF Elvington station and we were given the opportunity to experience wartime life when visiting the Officers Mess, the original Control Tower and the Airmen’s Billet.
We really enjoyed the ambience of the NAAFI style restaurant which occupies one of our original RAF Elvington wartime buildings.
This was a really interesting day and Year 7 were a credit to the school.
Seb Turner said ‘It was the best day ever!’ and Aidan Van Veen had such a good day that he is quoted as saying ‘It was the best day of my life’!