As the “Allied Air Forces Memorial”, the Yorkshire Air Museum holds annual Remembrance Services, which take place on Remembrance Sunday, both at the Museum and at the Memorial to the French Squadrons that served from Elvington during WWII in Elvington Village itself.
The French Memorial Service is followed later by the Service in the Station Chapel at 13:30pm, with the Laying of Wreaths in our Memorial Garden. These are both normally attended by RAF personnel and Defence Attaché’s from a good number of Allied nations, so they are quite important ceremonies. It is hoped to have a dramatic display of poppies and cornflowers, representing the British and French symbols of Remembrance streaming from the cockpit window of our recreated Halifax bomber from the beginning of November for our visitors to enjoy.
10.30am Village War Memorial Village Green, Elvington
1.30pm Yorkshire Air Museum
November 2018 marks 100 years since the Armistice which ended World War One. The city of York has developed a two month programme in response to this, York Remembers; Lifting The Shadow of The First World WarYork Remembers.