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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

On November 11th, Remembrance Day
Free Open House 1pm to 4pm
at the 
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
RCAF WWII Memorial
(Hangar #1, Brandon Municipal Airport)

At 2:00 pm visit the museum canteen
for a free presentation of remembrance,
focusing on first and second world wars.

Also the museum’s Ladies Auxiliary will be providing 
coffee & dainties in the main museum.

For more information call the museum at 727-2444.

From the Veterans Affairs Canada Site

(Photo: Bill Hillman - www.airmuseum.ca)

Canada Remembers
The RCAF WWII British Commonwealth Air Training Program Memorial
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum ~ Brandon, MB, Canada
"The unveiling of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Second World War British Commonwealth Air Training Program Memorial took place on September 10, 2014 in Brandon, Manitoba. It pays tribute to the brave airmen and airwomen of the British Commonwealth who lost their lives during the Second World War. The memorial is impressive in both size and scope. It has a 100 metre long row of black granite panels etched with 19,256 names, a 2.5 metre tall bronze statue of an airman and 1,150 square metres of paving stone, including a 20-metre wide RCAF wing in full colour."
More information at the Veterans Affairs Canada Site


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As You Were. . .
from the BCATP Air Museum Facebook Group

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
2015.10: 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

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum: RCAFHMCS Prince Robert: Hillman WWII Scrapbook - RCNXII Dragoons - 26 RCA Museum

CATP Volunteer Webmaster: William G. Hillman
Photos by Bill Hillman ~ Copyright 1999-2015