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Museum News and Events in 2024

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Armed Forces Day
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Sea Dog Bamse

2024 marks 80 years since the passing of Sea Dog Bamse, whose statue stands at the harbour in Montrose looking across the North Sea to his home town of Honningsvåg. Join us on Friday 28th June to mark this anniversary as we welcome a special Norwegian contingent of visitors including members of the Royal Norwegian Navy Band, the Hafto family and the Mayor of Horten. Lord-Lieutenant for Angus, Mrs Patricia Sawers and Andrew Orr, author of the book "Sea Dog, Bamse" will also join us....we hope you will too. A musical concert at St Mary's & St Peters Church will follow in the afternoon, hosted by our Norwegian visitors. Again, all are welcome to attend.
Sea Dog Bamse Event

15th June 2024 - Presentation of George Medal to the Museum

The museum was delighted to accept a George Medal from the family of the late Group Captain John Sim in a special presentation ceremony.

Family members had travelled far and wide for the event...from as far as Australia and the USA. The event was also attended by the Lord Lieutenant, Mrs Patricia Sawers and Group Captain Andrew Tait, Honorary President of the museum. Piper, Mark Lumgair led the guests to the Robertson Building for the presentation where Stuart Archibald, Museum Chairman introduced Mr Andrew Sim, son of the recipient to say a few words and recount his father's story of bravery in defusing a 500kg bomb.

The Last Post was then played by Mark Buchanan of Forfar Instrumental Band. After the poignant "Flowers of The Forest", played by Mark Lumgair, the Lord Lieutenant accepted the medal on behalf of the museum and paid tribute to Sim's incredible act of courage. Group Captain Tait closed the ceremony with a short speech and gave thanks to the family. The museum would like to express its sincere thanks to the Sim family and all who attended the event.
Family of the late Group Captain John Sim

March - A new arrival – S.E.5a (G-SEVA)

The team at Montrose Air Station Museum are proud to welcome our latest exhibit, a beautiful replica S.E.5a (7/8th scale). The aircraft, after many years of exciting flying, has now retired and will now be on permanent display at the museum. The fuselage is on show in the Butler Building minus its wings which are currently being restored by our volunteers. A special thank you to all the team at MGS Logistics Aberdeen for your professional and helpful assistance in moving our new acquisition to the Montrose Air Station Museum. Your support was greatly appreciated.
SE5a Flying
MGS Logistics