Submitted by ivor.ramsden on Sun, 06/07/2014 - 18:11
The museum garden and Canadian Airmen's Memorial were opened on July 6th 2014.
The memorial to 28 Canadian airmen who died in the Isle of Man in flying accidents between 1941 and 1944 was unveiled by Colonel Marc Bigaouette of the High Commission of Canada, Air Force Advisor to the United Kingdom, in the presence of the Island's Lieutenant Governor, Mr Adam Wood and Trustees, members and guests of the Manx Aviation Preservation Society.
Submitted by ivor.ramsden on Mon, 17/09/2012 - 19:44
On the 67th anniversary of the crash of B-17G 42-37840 "Combined Operations" of the 306th Bomb Group of the United States Army Air Force a black granite memorial was dedicated in the presence of the family of one of the victims.
Eleven people died in the accident in which the aircraft inexplicably flew into a low hillside in the south of the Isle of Man on April 14th 1945. Ten were serving USAAF personnel whilst the eleventh was a female officer of the American Red Cross.
Submitted by ivor.ramsden on Tue, 24/07/2012 - 20:19
The museum's Morris-Commercial C9/B Self-propelled Bofors gun provided anti-aircraft cover for Douglas Railway Station for two days in August 2011 during the first "Island at War" event organised by Isle of Man Railways. The event was a great success and it will be repeated in 2012.
Submitted by ivor.ramsden on Sun, 15/07/2012 - 20:36
July 4 2011 - Independence Day in the USA - and four of the crew of the Space Shuttle "Discovery" are pictured on North Barrule at the memorial to the 31 Americans who were killed in the crash of B-17G Flying Fortress 43-38856 on April 23 1945
This report is taken from the December 2011 issue of "Station Flight", the MAPS newsletter. It is written by Ivor Ramsden.
In late September 2005 we learned of the closure of Murray's Motorcycle Museum, a unique attraction at the Bungalow at a foot of Snaefell on the TT Course. Ivor remembered that he had seen a couple of aviation-related items there on a recent visit and made enquiries as to what might be available. Literally everything was for sale, and Peter Murray was good enough to collect all the aviation items together for him.