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The Aircrew Association Archive Trust dissolved as a charity on 30 June 2020.

Nevertheless, the ACA Archive at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington will endure and continues to welcome contributions.

The Archive exists to record memories and memorabilia of military aircrew and to make sure that key material is carefully preserved and available for research and display.

Please think carefully before discarding any relevant material and consider offering it to the Trust.

See the Trust page for details of how to make contact with the ACA Archivist, who will be delighted to assist.


From: Jack Broughton, Chairman & Treasurer ACACT

The Trustees of The Aircrew Association Archive Trust, Jack Broughton, Graham Pitchfork. John Goodsir and Ray Flack have decided to dissolve the ACACT on the 30th June 2020.

Two years ago, the Trustees were contemplating closing the charity when it received over £50,000 from the legacies of former members of the ACA. Since then there have been no financial contributions to the funds and the donation of aircrew memorabilia has dried up.

Over the past 2 years the Trustees have donated £10,000 to the Jet Age Museum in Gloucester for the rebuilding of a WWII fighter cockpit and Napier Sabre display engine and £2,000 to the Dumfries & Galloway Air Museum for the repainting of a Meteor 7 aircraft.

At the AGM in 2019, with some £42,000 of funds remaining but with a lack of activity, the Trustees decided it was time to cease trading. It was decided to devote the remaining funds to the flying training of air minded young people. Following negotiations it was decided to make the following grants:

On disbandment all the remaining ACA CT funds have been expended.

Turning to the future, former ACA Charity Archivist Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork will continue to oversee the ACA Archive from his position as Honorary Vice President of the Yorkshire Air Museum and his involvement with the Buccaneer Aircrew Association and Buccaneer XX 901 which on display there and former ACA Vice Chairman Colonel John Goodsir will continue to be involved as a Museum Trustee at the YAM.

The ACA Charity Trustees would like to express their sincere thanks to all those who have contributed to the archive over the past 19 years.

Adios Jack

Details of the Archive Trust are here>>.