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Friday 7th October 2022 Yorkshire Air Museum, Halifax Way, Elvington, York YO41 4AU

Handley Page Halifax III Bomber Night Shoot at the Yorkshire Air Museum, 7th October 2022

Bomber Command returns to Yorkshire for an evening photographic session with the iconic Halifax Bomber.


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About this event

After the successes of past events at the Yorkshire Air Museum with the Handley Page Halifax we are very pleased to be bringing you  our first event at the museum post Covid. This event will be smaller than past events with this iconic airframe and will us focus on the Halifax and her crew. This is a rare opportunity to see the Bomber outside and under the lights after dark. 

The Handley Page 
Halifax was first flown on 25 October 1939 from RAF Bicester and entered 
service with 35 Squadron in November 1940. The first Halifax raid by the 
squadron was against le Havre, France, on 10 March 1941. The Halifax III was powered by Bristol Hercules engines as aposed to the Rolls Royce engines seen in the first and second versions of the plane. Apart from the role as a heavy bomber, the Halifax III and later versions also served in Coastal Command and in para-trooper and glider towing roles with the Airborne Forces. Halifax production totalled 6,178, the bomber versions flying a total of 75,532 sorties in the Second World War. 
Yorkshire was the home of 4 and 6 Groups Bomber Command and three Halifax Squadrons were based at Elvington, first 77 Squadron, then two French Air Force Squadrons, 346 (Guyenne) and 347 (Tunisie). 

The Yorkshire Air Museumís Halifax reconstruction is based on a section of the fuselage of Halifax II, HR792, which carried out an emergency landing on the Isle of Lewis in 1945. A crofter, Mr McKenzie, purchased the fuselage section for use as a hencoop. The wings came from Hastings, TG536, at RAF Catterick. The reconstruction is named "Friday the 13thĒ in honour of Halifax, LV907, which completed 128 operations with 158 Squadron, and is representative of all examples built. 

With such a pedigree as the Halifax has we feel extremely honoured to be bringing you an event with this wonderful aircraft, as with all our events we try to make these evenings very special and feel this will be an exceptional night that you will not want to miss. However not content with having the Halifax at our disposal we are also delighted that we will be joined by some of the best RAF re-enactors with the best accurate kit available to bring some of our scenes to life and ensure added realism, we will also be using appropriate ground equipment where available. However we will ensure there will be plenty of opportunities to capture this fine aircraft alone.

A moment of thanks should be afforded to the Yorkshire Air Museum for allowing us the opportunity with this wonderful airframe. 
Our evening will start at approx. 17.00hrs and will run until 21.00hrs, timings will be confirmed when we send our the joining instructions.

We have tried to keep the cost as low as possible as we appreciate the cost of living is causing issues every we turn, the price also includes a hot drink and Burger type meal, from the onsite NAAFI restaurant. 

We hope you will want to join us for a well overdue return to the fantastic YAM. 


Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Filters
  • Lenses
  • Camera protection - rain covers etc
  • Tripod


  • All levels welcome


  • Low

Other essentials

  • Sturdy outdoor shoes
  • Torch
  • Warm clothing
  • Wet weather gear

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