@ Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, York YO41 4AU.

We can now reveal our theme for this year – 'Elvington 44/45 The Fight For Liberty'.

The covers not just the 80th anniversary of D-Day but much more besides, including the arrival of two French Squadrons at RAF Elvington, just weeks before the Normandy landings.

As with our Falklands and Cold War themes in recent years, we are focussing on telling stories through the prism of aircraft in our collections and, in this instance, also through the site itself.
There will be new displays, videos and information boards around our Halifax Mk III and our Douglas Dakota, with the latter having been painted with invasion stripes. Our replica WACO glider will also get a look in.

There will also be a new display about 346 and 347 Squadrons – the two French manned units which took over RAF Elvington after 77 Squadron relocated to Full Sutton in May 1944.

Displays will drop into place over the next few weeks and we aim to add more material across the year, in the run up to the anniversary of VE Day in 2025.