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13 February 13 We site calendar and information updated ready for the new season.  Newsletter sent out.
28th and 29th July 2012 War Machines: http://cornishlivingtv.com/?p=1084 
30th June - 1st July 2012 Armed Forces Weekend - See photographs from the event
15 May 2012 Today 15 members of 216 Sqn RAF, based at Brize Norton, flew into Davidstow
in 5 light aircraft, Rod will be able to tell us what they are. They spent
a couple of hours with us for lunch and a look around the museum. Planning
for this visit started some months ago and it is good to report that it was
a great success. Rod, Anne, John, Robbie, Sheila & Steve were present at
the museum. George, Bettie, Vyv and Barbara joined us at the airfield to
welcome them and to see them depart.

They are on Exercise Founding Fields, visiting former Coastal Command
airfields in the SW. They came to us from Chivenor and then flew onto St
Mawgan. They reported that they enjoyed their visit to us and plan to
return in the not too distant future.  See photos in the Gallery link  
21 March 2012
Paranormal Evenings are frequently held at the Museum hosted by Soul Searchers Kernow.  These events consist of a full night of paranormal investigation with an experienced team, use of various paranormal equipment and includes free tea, coffee and biscuits throughout the night.  For enquiries and information on these events, or to book a place, please use the Contact Tab on the Soul Searchers Home Page.
 February 2012 Website theme changed for 2012.
5 December 2011 The museum is located on Google maps
5 October 2011 Lt Cdr Parker, Senior Naval Officer HMS Cornwall presented the museum with HMS Cornwall's decommissioning pennant and a ship's crest.  The Officers Mess bar opened for the occasion.  Photo gallery  

HMS Cornwall

The footings for the extensions to the Guardroom and Sea Power have been dug and the concrete will be poured shortly. 

27th August 2011 The Dairy Crest Davidstow Creamery visitors Centre opens at the museum on Saturday 27th August 2011.

Dairy Crest web site

Pictures of the opening

30th and 31st July 2011 The author of The British Fleet Air Arm in World War II and Royal Naval Air Service Pilot 1914 to 18 has kindly agreed to attend War Machines for a book signing.  Click on book names to see more information.  If you'd like to pre-order a book to avoid disappointment please go to the PRE-ORDER page

Also Cornish Aviation are donating a draw prize of '1 hours flight over Cornwall's wartime airfields' again this year.  Last year it was a great success.  It is held in support of the museum.  The tickets will only be available to purchase at the museum on the 30 & 31st July, to give a fair chance of winning to those who visit War Machines.

The Royal Enfield Owners Club will be attending on the Sunday afternoon.

25th and 26th June 2011 Armed Forces Weekend - See Cornish Guardian article
24th and 25th July 2010 War Machines Weekend - See Cornish Guardian news article
27 June 2010 Press Release:  

ARMED FORCES DAY PARADE DAVIDSTOW

27 JUNE 2010

Following last years successful Armed Forces Day Parade at the Cornwall at War Museum,Camelford and Wadebridge branches of the Royal British Legion, the Davidstow Airfield andCornwall at War Museum and the RAF Davidstow Moor Memorial Museum collaborated to hold this years parade to honour past and present members of our Armed Forces.  The parade marched behind the Bodmin Army Cadet Corps of Bugles and Drums and under the watchful eye of Parade Marshall John Beale, CBE, BEM, to the memorial at the entrance to the two museums. Wreaths were laid by Cornwall County Royal British Legion and British Legion branches from Camelford, Tintagel and Wadebridge, the Cornwall at War Museum, the RAF Davidstow Moor Memorial Museum and by the days VIP, Lt Col Tony Clark. The parade then marched to the Cornwall at War Museum Parade Ground for inspection by Lt Col Tony Clark Commandant of the Dartmoor Training Area which includes Okehampton Battle Camp.  As well as veterans and serving members of the Armed Forces the day was attended by members of the Padstow Sea Scouts and Bude and Wadebridge Army Cadets and Newquay and Wadebridge Air Training Corps.

6 June 2010 HMS Glorious - To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the sinking of the aircraft carrier
22 April 10 A new Yahoo Group for the museum is launched.  Go to:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/cornwallatwarmuseum/

30 Dec 09
We have put in a planning application to extend the Guardroom and build an extension onto the Seapower, about the same size as the existing Seapower, lower side, where the anchor is leaning against the wall.
 
We have acquired a cockpit, complete, of a Vampire.  It is mounted on wheels and is a significant bit of kit, about 14 ft long.
12-13 Sept 09 Okehampton Camp Heritage Weekend 
1-5 Sept 09 Spike Milligan's - "Adolf Hitler: My part in his downfall" 
25, 26 July 09 War Machines Weekend - See news article in the Cornish Guardian 
27 June 09 Veterans Day - See news article in the Cornish Guardian 
1 June 09 Visit of former WW2 Fleet Air Arm pilot Lt Cdr "Joe" Mills RN confirmed
24 April 09 Armed Forces Day celebration announcement.  See special events. 
7 April 2009 We were visited today by Len Hare representing HM Ships Glorious,  Ardent and  Acasta Association (GLARAC). They came to present the museum with pictures and documents after seeing the small display at the museum last year. They spent most of the day with us.

News article

Their web site is at: www.glarac.com

 

 


 

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