Museum News

Evening Talk – West Over the Waves

Poster advertising evening talk - West Over the WavesThe Dumfries and Galloway Aviation Museum is pleased to announce the first of the 2017-18 programme of evening talks at the museum. Author Jayne Baldwin will talk about the story of Elsie Mackay on Thursday November 9 at 7:30pm at the museum.

See the poster for more details and look out for further announcements of upcoming talks.

See you there!

Scottish Museums Day – Archive Additions

To mark the second annual Scottish Museums Day we are adding two further selections from our archives. In addition to the selections already posted here on the Museum’s web site, these demonstrate the breadth of material we have acquired over the years.

Air Stories June 1938: Airspeed Envoy of the King’s Flight

Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6

A small selection of colourful illustrated covers from a British pre-war popular aviation magazine, Air Stories, shows how imaginatively aviation could be communicated in the pre-television age.

We also hold an increasingly varied archive of original photographs. More of these will be posted in the future but we begin here with a small selection of six types of Fleet Air Arm aircraft photographed as they came into land at Lossiemouth in the 1960s.

Archive Images – Latest additions

From the RAF Dumfries Autograph Book – “One of Terry’s Flock”

We will continue to add to the web site new images from our archive collection on a fairly regular basis.

The two latest additions both derive from R.A.F. Dumfries. They comprise illustrated entries from an autograph book compiled on the station in 1943 and selected pages from the programme of the September 1952 At Home and air display.

The Musuem is, of course, especially eager to acquire documents of any kind relating to R.A.F. Dumfries. We will be very grateful for the donation or loan of any such material to supplement our existing collections.

Images from the Archives

Programme for The Scottish International Aviation Meeting, Lanark, 1910 – Cover Page

Over the years the Museum as built up a wide-ranging archive of many different kinds of materials: manuscript log books and notebooks, photographs, and very varied collections of printed materials. These cover all periods of aviation history but are especially strong in the World War 2 and post-war periods.

Initial cataloguing and listing of the archives has been carried out over the last ten years or so and the Museum is now beginning to place selections of these materials on the archive page on this web site. Two initial documents have been posted, and other selections will follow as time permits.

Anyone seeking further information or who has skills in scanning documents and would like to assist with this work is invited to contact the Museum’s Archivist through the Contact Us page.

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