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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
Her Honour, The Honourable Janice C. Filmon,
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
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
Stephen Hayter at
Prairie Author to Speak at Museum Luncheon
Anne Gafiuk has a close relationship with the Bomber
Command Museum in Nanton, Alberta. They have published two of her books
and she is working on a third.
All three of her books centre on the how the people of
the prairies ‘did their bit’ during the Second World War. Anne will be
speaking to the
Women of the War Years Luncheon on
Wednesday, October 5th
in the Museum’s historic Canteen.
Her topic will be her second book “She Made Them Family”.
The Women of the War Years Committee is raising funds for their travelling
display. The Display tells the story of how the Women of World War
II took on roles that opened the door for future generations.
Tickets may still be available for the luncheon;
please call 204-728-4616.
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Were 2015.6: Museum Volunteers B-17 Flight Pt. II
Were 2015.7:. CATP Museum Air Show :: B-17 Miracle
Were 2015.8: Museum Cruise Night Photos
You Were 2015.9: Museum Air Show - Press Coverage
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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,
paying tribute to the thousands of Air
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.)
price for tours: $25:00
Yearly membership fee: $30:00
For more information contact:
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
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