Tribute to the V-Force 2018 - Saturday 19th May 2018
The preparatory work for the 2018 Tribute to the V-Force event on Saturday 19th May, 2016 is now almost complete. This will be the sixth time that the museum has hosted a V-Force Reunion event for former personnel who operated Valiant, Victor and Vulcan aircraft. On the day an area will be set up for former V-Force personnel to sign-in, collect their badges and this will be staffed by museum volunteers and some former members of the V-Force.
The event is also open to the general public and museum trustees, volunteers and staff have put together a range of visiting special displays and activities. On both days a number of museum aircraft will be open for people to visit - this will include the Vulcan, Hastings and Varsity. A small additional charge will be made for each aircraft visited (proceeds towards the museum's various aircraft restoration projects).
There will also be a Vulcan XM594 systems demonstration, which utilises the Rover APU to operate various systems on the aircraft, including opening and closing the huge bomb bay doors.
V-Force Display - Gary O'Keefe
Mainly Military Model display
Walk-Round print signing - Garaeth Cooke
Airfield Research Group display
Royal Institute of Navigation - Astrovan c/w Smiths Mk2 periscopic sextants as per the V-Force; Hughes Mk.IX sextants Astro Compass Mk.II
Static display of radio controlled model aircraft
Tony Redding Research/contacts - PhD project
Lesley Hayward-Mudge V-Force log books & photos
Newark Air Museum model display
Grubb Street - Book sales by V Force authors Tony Blackman/Tony Wright
Vulcan to the Sky - table top display
John Cox & museum - Falklands book of remembrance & scrapbook
Programme of 4 V-Force related talks in the Dambusters Hut, these are free but please book a ticket when you arrive at the event.
Saturday 19th May - Dakota
(These will be subject to serviceability & suitable weather conditions)
Normal museum admission rates apply: Adults £9.00, Over 65s £8.00, Children £4.50 and Family ticket [2 adults & 3 children] £24.00.
Opening times; 10am to 5pm; last admission 4pm.
Full event details and exhibit lists can be found on the News & Information page of the museum website: www.newarkairmuseum.org
For further details please call 01636 707170 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo Credit: Howard Heeley - Down To Earth Promotions.