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Located at Brandon Municipal Airport on HW #10, 1.6 km north of the City of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada
LATITUDE: N 49 54' 35" | LONGITUDE: W 99 57' 03" | ELEVATION: 409 m

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The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum proudly presents:
Prairie Author to Speak at Museum Luncheon

The Women of the War Years Committee will host Elinor Florence at a luncheon in the 
Canteen Building of the CATPM, on Wednesday, August 19th at 11:30 am.

Although she raised her family in Inverness, BC, Elinor Florence is a prairie writer. Having grown up on a farm in Saskatchewan she knows about the smells, sights and sounds; it’s in her blood and in her writings.

After many years in journalism, Elinor's first book, Bird's Eye View, is a tribute to the strong character of prairie people and reflects the author's special interest in the WWII era. The book is so well researched it is hard to believe it is not a true account and yet the historical facts are written into a story that you hesitate to put down.

Wartime Wednesday is the name of her Blog and each week she tells one of many stories she came across while researching her book. 

You can visit her webpage, 

Ms Florence will give a presentation about her research, her interest in WWII and the special role that the prairies and women played in the victory.

For tickets please contact the Museum at 204-727-2444 or WOWY@hotmail.com

AIR SHOW Editions of
As You Were. . .
As You Were 2015.5: Museum Volunteers B-17 Flight Pt. I
As You Were 2015.6: Museum Volunteers B-17 Flight Pt. II
As You Were 2015.7:. CATP Museum Air Show :: B-17 Miracle
As You Were 2015.8: Museum Cruise Night Photos
As You Were 2015.9: Museum Air Show - Press Coverage
CATP Museum Air Show Photos: WWII History Takes Flight
More Photos

See the fulll coverage of the CAF B-17 and B-25 visits
Plus the Museum WWII Air Show and Cruise Night in

Click for full-size collages

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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CATP Volunteer Webmaster: William G. Hillman
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