These photos were taken by Anrew Wright inside the Halifax III that is being refurbished at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington in the north of England. The Royal Canadian Air Force Museum in Trenton, Ontario, is also conducting restoration of another Halifax. This is a major undertaking by the Halifax Aircraft Association, which is a dedicated group of volunteers who recovered NA 337 from a fjord in Norway. Their goal is to restore the aircraft to it's original condition. There are only three Halifax left in the world and NA337 is the most authentic.

It's a later version than the one I flew, and obviously a lot cleaner! However, there is much that is the same.

Click on the Thumbnails for a larger view.

(Copyright permission for use of the first five photographs was given by Andrew Wright)

View of the Cockpit Astrodome
from the Navigator's seat.

View of the Cockpit Controls
with the Navigator below.

View of the Cockpit Nose
from the Flt Engineer's Passage

View of the Wireless Operator's station from the Navigator's seat.

View of the Pilot's seat.
A composite picture of the Very Pistol
located above the Flight Engineer's location.
This was created by Hugh Timmerman
from a photo that he had of the
Very Pistol and the Pistol Mount(without the pistol)
supplied by Bill Tytula.
Hugh Timmerman also added the following entry in the Guestbook for this site:

"After several years of intense research, I was able to uncover many details of the downing of MZ563 LK-Y of 578 Sqdn RAF and LV867 ZA-D of 10 Sqdn RAF. The latter made a belly landing in a peat bog just minutes prior to the crash landing of MZ563, which came down in a ball of fire witnessed by me as a then 13-year old boy in the Netherlands. Its pilot, Stanley Sparkes, at 90 years of age, is the only one of that crew still alive today. I had occasion to visit him in north western Alberta, Canada, where he immigrated to in 1955 with his family. His own story of his escape and evasion that he wrote 50 years after war's end appears in full in my book "Bombers In The Night Sky" and is available on line at:

Thank you for allowing me this space in your dreambook, Pete, so more readers will learn of the perils endured by those gallant airmen in helping secure our freedom."

Additional information about the restoration work being done on a Halifax Bomber at the Canadian Air Force Museum can be viewed at: