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The Trust wants to record your memories as aircrew and to make sure that key archive material is carefully preserved and available for research and display.

Please think carefully before discarding any aircrew memorabilia and consider offering it to the Trust instead.

See the Trust page for details.


The Charitable Fund aims to provide speedy 'first aid' financial assistance, if required, to those who would qualify as full members of the ACA or their dependants. See HERE for details.


ACA Building at Yorkshire Air Museum

Grand Opening 24 July 2013

The Grand Opening of the new Aircrew Association Archive Trust building at Yorkshire Air Museum, by past ACA President Air Chief Marshal Sir Sandy Wilson, took place at noon on Wednesday 24 July 2013 in gloriously hot sunshine in front of an audience of around 150 members of the Aircrew Association and their partners.

The programme for the event is HERE.

The building, with an ACA crest at the entrance and an ACA flag flying outside, is built to the latest museum standards, equipped with specialist storage racks and has facilities for researchers to make good use of the archive. Over the next few months the archive material will be transferred from its temporary storage in an adjacent building into its permanent new home.

The ACA Archive was established 15 years ago by the ACA Archivist, Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork and now consists of 10,000+ items including uniforms, medals, photographs, log books and other memorabilia, which form a unique record of the achievements and history of military aircrew, especially during WWII.

Once established in its permanent home, the archive will form an integral part of the Yorkshire Air Museum’s research material with a small selection on display to the general public in the entrance vestibule.

On the occasion of the Opening, the Chairman of the Aircrew Association Archive Trust, Air Commodore Jack Broughton, was honoured and delighted to receive messages of support from HM The Queen HERE and HRH The Duke of Cambridge HERE.

Cooling air from the YAM SE5 engine run ACA members and their partners
YAM Director Ian Reed opened the proceedings Welcome by A3T Chairman Air Cdre Jack Broughton
ACM Sir Sandy Wilson ... unveiled the ACA crest ...
and cut the ribbon to open the building. Rev Taff Morgan, Chaplain YAM
Rev Bill Pegg, Chaplain Emeritus A3T Air Cdre Graham Pitchfork, ACA Archivist
The public display area Display of medals and brief histories
Display cases Further display of medals and histories
Storage racks yet to be filled ACA West Riding Branch handed in their insignia

Pictures of the event by the webmaster.