Saving a historic control tower

Elvington Airfield

The Yorkshire Air Museum based on the site of RAF Elvington Airfield is raising money to save a historical Air Traffic Control tower.

RAF Elvington was originally a grass airfield but quickly became a key RAF base during WWII.
During the war it was known as "Base 42" and was home to the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley aircraft but these were quickly replaces by the 'Halifax' four-engined bombers.

Many of the bases sorties suffered heavy losses and over 500 aircrew were killed or taken prisoner. Elvington played a major part in the Battle of the Ruhr and the bombing of Berlin which saw the loss of around 80 aircraft.

The control tower has deteriorated over the years and is in need of repair. The Yorkshire Air Museum is able to partially fund the repairs but as the building is Grade II listed the repairs are expensive. Therefore a fund raising initiative has been set up to raise the necessary funds to save this iconic building.

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