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Newark Air Museum - Objects gifted by the Royal Air Force Museum

Newark Air Museum - Objects gifted by the Royal Air Force Museum

Following a short meeting on 9th April 2024, the ownership title of several objects that had been on long-term loan from the Royal Air Force Museum (RAFM), were formally transferred over to the Newark Air Museum [NAM].

Newark Air Museum. These items comprised of: A Rolls-Royce R.B.108 engine and jet pipe; a Yellow Sun bomb casing; and a Fireflash Missile and trolley. Some of these items have been displayed at NAM's site in eastern Nottinghamshire, close to the border with Lincolnshire, for more than fifteen years.

The generous donation was made as part of ongoing discussions between the two organisations, about a range of subjects. It follows a similar donation of the Lockheed TriStar simulator from the RAFM, back in autumn 2015, which is now displayed in Hangar 2 at the museum.

"The museum trustees are grateful to the RAF Museum for donating these objects to the museum," commented Newark Air Museum Trustee, Colin Savill. He concluded, "Such donations illustrate the benefits of our Accredited Museum status, and we look forward to the possibility of working with the Royal Air Force Museum to explore similar loans and donations in the future."

An additional comment has also been made by Dr Harry Raffal, Head of Collections and Research, RAF Museum. "The Royal Air Force Museum is proud to be gifting these objects to Newark Air Museum with the knowledge that we are sharing the RAF story and making it more accessible to people across the country. We look forward to continuing to develop our relationship and working together to inspire new generations."

Photo credits: Howard Heeley.


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