Ren Mouchotte Allied Air Forces Museum York

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RENÉ MOUCHOTTE - Allied Air Forces Museum - York

Date: 15th January 2013


Weather permitting I shall be going to York on Monday 21st to record some inserts for the North Region edition of ‘Searching for René’.

Apart from the story reaching a wider audience, I’m delighted that those watching will be able to see something of the Elvington Museum. It is a fantastically interesting place to visit and I’m proud to be a Vice President. Just to give you a flavour -

The Yorkshire Air Museum & Allied Air Forces Memorial is the largest History of Aviation Museum in UK. It is the sole Allied Air Forces Memorial in Europe and was Top Specialist Attraction in UK 2011. It occupies a 20 acre parkland site on the largest original WWll Bomber Command Station open to the public and has over 60 historic aeroplanes and vehicles with over 15 exhibitions on subjects as varied as Amy Johnson and Gun Turrets from the Bombers – gives me claustrophobia just looking and I simply cannot understand how those brave men got the courage to encapsulate themselves inside. It really does make your realize what a terrible time the aviators had – the attrition rate amongst bomber crews was one out of two – in other words 50% of them were killed.

And a reminder of the transmission on 28th January.

SEARCHING FOR RENÉ – BBC 1 SE Region ‘Inside Out’ – 28th January 7.30pm and on BBC HD. Anyone in the UK will be able to watch on the iPlayer for 7 days immediately after broadcast. But they will also be able to watch as it is transmitted on Sky (channel 963), Freesat (channel 959) and Freeview (channel 858).

Best Wishes, Jan




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