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Falklands Air War 40th Anniversary at the Yorkshire Air Museum

Yorkshire Air Museum

There’s a fascinating new exhibition at Yorkshire Air Museum, and it’s open now. When Argentine forces landed on the Falkland Islands in April 1982, they triggered a conflict that cost hundreds of lives on both sides. But how do you fight an air war 8,000 miles from home?

Discover the answers at the Yorkshire Air Museum this summer. In the main hangar, there are aircraft types flown in the Falklands, including the iconic Harrier jump jet, along with examples of weapons used and displays telling the story of the conflict.

Outside, there are Falklands Air War boards in front of other aircraft: the Victor and the Nimrod had key support roles in the Black Buck raids, while the Canberra has the distinction of being used by both sides in the conflict.

In the Astra Cinema, you can learn about the Black Buck bombing raids on Port Stanley and the roles played by aircraft based at Ascension Island. You can also see archive footage of the Harrier from its earliest days. There’s also a Memorial Board, where you can leave messages of reflection and remembrance, just outside the cinema. There will also be talks by volunteers and other events advertised daily. 

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