Newark Air Museum is investigating the possibility of organising an anniversary event at the museum on Saturday 27th September 2014, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the first flight of that iconic British aircraft the British Aircraft Corporation TSR2, which took place on 27th September 1964. This has been suggested by aviation enthusiasts Frank Millar, who owns the Canberra PR9 cockpit that is displayed at the museum.
Based around a nominal working title of ‘Tribute to the TSR2 Day’ the museum hosted event would build on the airframe sections of the TSR2 that are already displayed at the museum; digitised extracts from the Roland Beamont interviews that the museum recorded shortly before his death; visiting author / book signing; model display / competition; aviation artists; and hopefully visiting displays of artefacts held by various individuals and collections around the UK.
A number of possible contacts have already been identified by Frank Millar and these people are now being contacted to see whether there is sufficient interest to make the day a worthwhile gathering for those that love the TSR2.
The museum is now looking to contact other individuals or groups that might like to join in by displaying any TSR2 objects that they have. If you are interested then please contact the museum on 01636 707170, www.newarkairmuseum.org or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org please mark your email TSR2 Anniversary.
Once we have judged the level of interest we will make a firm decision about how we will mark the anniversary.
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