ACA BUILDING AT THE YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM (YAM)
GRAND OPENING NOON 24 JULY 2013
by Air Cdre Jack Broughton Chairman The ACA Archive Trust
As the result of ACA Archive Trust funds already in place and grants on their closure from ACA and the ACA Charity Trust, the Trustees of the ACA Archive Trust embarked on a joint venture with the Yorkshire Air Museum Trustees to finance a new structure at the museum to house ACA Archive material. The result is the AIRCREW ASSOCIATION BUILDING which will officially be commissioned on Wednesday the 24th July 2013 @ midday. The building is in the style of the WWII buildings already on site and has been financed entirely by the ACA Archive Trust using funds collected from ACA Members: it has cost £157,000 to build and fit out.
ACM Sir Andrew Wilson has agreed to undertake the official duties and declare the building open together with representatives of the YAM. It is hoped that as many former ACA Members and Branches will take the opportunity to attend the museum at Elvington on the day as this is likely to be the final corporate act of the association we love. The Reverend Bill Pegg and the YAM Chaplain Reverend Taff Morgan (a former Tornado Navigator) will officiate. The YAM is high on the list of places to visit in the area and you are sure to find something of special interest to YOU there.
On the ACA Day, entry to the museum with be FREE to former ACA members and their immediate guests. The NAAFI will be open at 0900hrs and serve lunch after the service until 1430hrs. The NAAFI Bar will be open. Further it is hoped that flypasts will take place on the day and VIP’s will be invited.
Although the 24th July seems a long way off time accelerates in these situations so sensible Branches and Members should start their planning IMMEDIATELY.
Those Branches and individuals intending to visit YAM on the day are requested to contact me so that we can get an estimate of numbers likely to attend.
JACK BROUGHTON – email :firstname.lastname@example.org OR telephone 01704 573616 OR leave a message