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Yorkshire Air Museum Features in BBC “Inside Out” Documentary
Ian Reed, Museum Director and Jan Leeming present René Mouchotte's medals to his 101 year old sister Jacqueline Quentin in Paris
The Yorkshire Air Museum will feature in a special edition of BBC1's “Inside Out” programme to be screened on Monday 25th February at 7:30pm.

René Mouchotte (centre in dark uniform) pictured with Canadian Jack Charles (left) and 'Sailor' Malan and Al Deere celebrating the shooting down of the 900th and 1000th enemy planes taken at Biggin Hill, 15th May 1943
The programme features the remarkable personal search by former BBC TV News presenter Jan Leeming in her quest to find out about an anonymous French air ace, René Mouchotte, whose name she sponsored on the Battle of Britain Memorial in Kent.

The journey takes her to Belgium, France and York where a significant role was played by the Yorkshire Air Museum in obtaining previously unseen film footage and records of Rene celebrating his shooting down the 1000th enemy plane at Biggin Hill.

The Museum then set about obtaining his British medals including the Battle of Britain clasp, which had never been issued, and organising the presentation in Paris by the British Ambassador and the Chiefs of the RAF and French Air Force to the surviving family.

This is a very moving story, which has already been shown in the South and East of Britain and received excellent reviews.


Yorkshire Air Museum Features in BBC “Inside Out” Documentary, 21st February 2013, 15:51 PM