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Her Honour, The Honourable Janice C.  Filmon, C.M., O.M.,
Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba 
will be laying a wreath at the 
“They Grew’ Not Old” Memorial Monument 
at the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon MB.
The Tribute will take place on 
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 2 PM

2016 is the 75th anniversary of the formation of the Women’s Division of the RCAF. 
The RCAF was the first of the armed services to invite women into their ranks and not just as an auxiliary but as a division of their own. The Museum will be paying tribute to the 31 RCAF Women’s Division Personnel who died during the Second World War and are listed on the Monument.

Brigadier General Kenny of RCAF 1 Canadian Air Division and RCAF 17 Wing C/O Col. Cook will also be in attendance. 

2016 is also the 75th anniversary of the official opening of Service Flying Training School #12 where the Museum is now housed and this is the year the RCAF has chosen to commemorate the Commonwealth Air Training Plan.  Winston Churchill declared the plan to be: “Canada’s greatest contribution to the Allied Victory”.

Coffee will be served after the service.
The public is encouraged to attend.

WWII veterans are asked to contact the Museum at
204-727-2444 about seating.

For more information, please contact:
Judith Grierson at 
jkgmyvw@gmail.com or 204-724-0802

Stephen Hayter at 
or 204-727-2444

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January:  Vets Home for Xmas ~ Japan Homefront
February: Photo Story WWII Remembered by LIFE
March: Canadian Women  in WWII
April: RCAF Flyers Team Wrote Olympic History
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The CATP Museum is a non-profit, charitable organization founded and operated by volunteers. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation of the history of the British  Commonwealth Air Training Plan and serves as a unique memorial to those airmen who trained and served, and especially those who died, while serving their country in the air war of 1939-1945. 

This is the only Museum in the world dedicated solely to this goal and we think it is fitting that it is located in Manitoba where so much of the training was carried out. At the time the Plan was signed in December 1939,  Canada had only 4,000 people in the Royal Canadian Air Force but enrollment reached 250,000 by the end of 1943.

Aircrew personnel from Australia, New Zealand, England and Canada were all trained under The Plan.  Canada was chosen as the training country because of its preferable climate and the fact it was far from the dangers of enemy activity.  The Plan was referred to by Winston Churchill as Canada’s greatest contribution to the allied victory and referred to by President Roosevelt as the “aerodrome of democracy.”

General CATP Museum Information

To commemorate the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan by
telling its story, preserving its artifacts, and
paying tribute to the thousands of Air Force personnel, 
who gave their lives during WWII.

Summer Hours (May 1-September 30)
10 am to 4 pm ~ Seven Days a Week

Winter Hours (October 1-April 30)
1 pm to 4 pm ~ Seven Days a Week

Adults: $7.50 ~ Youth 6-17): $4.00
University/College (with ID): $5.00
Family rate: $18.00
Under six years old - free.
WWII Veterans: Free and a free one year membership
$3.00 per student for school groups
 (Bus driver and one supervisor per ten students free.
Supervisors must participate in the tour.)
 Minimum price for tours: $25:00
Yearly membership fee: $30:00

For more information contact:
Stephen Hayter
Stephen Hayter
Executive Director
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
Telephone (204) 727-2444; fax (204) 725-2334 

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum Inc. 
Box 3, Grp. 520, RR #5
Brandon, Manitoba, Canada 
R7A 5Y5

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