Museum Events

Canberra Saturday – 18th May 2019
First displays confirmed - updated 16.04.19

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

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.

A number of possible contacts have already been identified by the museum’s event organisers and these people are now being contacted to invite them along to the event. Some commitments have already been given to support the event.

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

First participants confirmed:

Mainly Military Model display
Canberra related sales stall
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
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          


BBMF Flypast by the Dakota - 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 in the Cinema area in Hangar 2.

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