Museum Events

Canberra Saturday – 18th May 2019
More displays confirmed - updated 16.05.19

We are now making preparations for our one day event to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Canberra aircraft. This event will take place on Saturday 18th May 2019 and will be centred around our extensive collection of Canberra aircraft and cockpit sections.

The day will also mark the 20th anniversary of the Tribute to the Canberra event at our Gateway Aviation Site back in 1999, which was the forerunner of Cockpit-Fest.

The aim of Canberra Saturday is to attract visiting Canberra cockpits and Canberra related displays to the museum’s site here in north eastern Nottinghamshire, where they will join the museum’s clutch of Canberras, including:

Canberra B.2 mod – WV787 { B(I)8 config. }
Canberra T.19 – WH904
Canberra PR.7 – WH791
Canberra T.17 cockpit – WH863
Canberra PR.9 test-rig cockpit
Large scale Canberra radar profiling model

We anticipate that this event will include: Canberra veterans; visiting authors; model displays; aviation artists; and hopefully visiting displays of artefacts held by various individuals and collections around the UK. Several of our Canberra aircraft and cockpits will be open to the public.

A number of possible contacts are still being pursued by the museum’s event organisers and these people are still being invited along to the event.

If you would like to join us at this celebration event please email us via this link

Participants confirmed:

Mainly Military Model display
Newark Air Museum model display – Canberra and associated aircraft models
Airfield Research Group display
Andy Ward – Large Models display
Blackburne Aircraft – Canberra B6 (mod) cockpit, WK124
John Davies & Grub Street Publishing – Canberra Boys Book sales & various book signings with Tony Blackman
Stephen Dring – 3D display/sales
Rob Williams/Kooky & Kitsch Publishing - Promo display - e-book & activities
Wingless Wonders – Display of panels, manuals helmets & parts
Frank Millar – Canberra PR.9 test-rig cockpit
Vulcan To The Sky – Canberra PR.7 Cockpit, WT534 & Canberra WK163 return to flight displays
Canberra/aviation related sales stall

BBMF Flypast by a Spitfire & Hurricane - timing etc. TBC

Special Announcement: During the event digitised extracts from the Roland Beamont interviews that the museum recorded shortly before he passed away, will be played on a large screen TV in Hangar 2.


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