Albert George Gregory DFC, member of the RAF Gunner’s
Association, Nottingham Branch, at the Battle of Britain Commemoration
2005 ceremony. Albert was in the RAFVR pre-war and was flying Blenheims
as an Air Gunner in 1940 during this period. He survived and later went
on his wireless course, completing two tours of Operations on Bomber Command.
The monument is on the Victoria Embankment not far from the Houses of Parliament
and backs on to the River
(almost opposite the "London Eye") Above pictures courtesy of the RAF
Newsletter, THE TURRET,
Editor, Ron Bramley firstname.lastname@example.org
THE EDMONTON AVIATION HERITAGE CENTRE
By Ted Hackett
you travel up Kingsway Avenue in the City of Edmonton, Alberta you
will come to the Edmonton Municipal Airport, or as it is now known, Blatchford
Field. On the west side of the airport is a familiar sight to a Royal
Canadian Air force veteran of WW2, a green and white wooden hangar.
What is now called Hangar 14 was built in 1941 as part of the facilities
to house the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP).
Edmonton was chosen as the location of No.4 Initial
Training School (ITS), No.16 Elementary Flying School(EFTS) and No.2 Air
Observers School(AOS) and the hangar was used to store the Avro Anson aircraft
used by the AOS. An interesting fact is that the AOS was run by W.R.
"Wop" May whose exploits during World War 1, World War 2 and
in the North earned him a place in the Canadian Aviation Hall of Fame.
The hangars built for the BCATP were of a standard
design, however, they could be doubled in size depending on the size of
the school and facilities required. Hangar 14 is both double wide
and double long and is the only remaining hangar of that type left in Canada
and represents the important role of the City of Edmonton in the
BCATP. The hangar became the home of No.418 (City of Edmonton) Squadron
RCAF in 1946 and it remained their home until they moved to RCAF
Station Namao just north of the city. From 1957 until 1961 it
was used by Pacific Western Airlines who were heavily involved in the construction
of the Dew Line Radar Stations in northern Canada during that time. The
Department of National Defence released the hangar to the City of Edmonton
Volunteers at work
following year it was rented to Western GMC as a car and truck dealership
and was used for that purpose until 1983. The hangar was essentially
abandoned for several years only occasionally being used as a car sales
lot. The Alberta Aviation Museum Association was searching for a
home at that time and they approached the City of Edmonton regarding use
of the hangar. The Association , with a number of other aviation
oriented groups, had formed the Edmonton Aviation Heritage Society (EAHS)
in 1990 The City finally gave them approval to use the hangar
in 1991 and in 1992 an initial five year lease at $1.00 per year,
was granted. In 1997 the EAHS exercised an option to extend the lease
for an additional 20 years . The current lease is set to expire in
the year 2017. The Society spent approximately One Million dollars
on restoring the hangar installing a sprinkler system, fire alarms, new
windows, etc. and the building looks as good as the day it was built.
The Edmonton Aviation Heritage Society was formed
to preserve the history of aviation in Edmonton both military and civilian.
It now has 15 member groups, including the local chapter of the Ex-Air
Gunners, each group having two members on the Board of Directors.
A report by the Alberta Community Development Historic Sites and Archives
Service sums up the hangars place in history. It states, "The significance
of this hangar cannot be overstated. Its status as the only remaining
hangar of its type from the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan, and
its association with "Wop" May and 418 Squadron, gives it unparalleled
importance in interpreting the history of aviation, not only in the Province
of Alberta, but in Canada as a whole".
Curtis Special Fuselage. Volunteers,
Jim Fern, Ray Miller, Dennis Loiseau
A visit to the Museum should be a must for any
visitor to Edmonton. The restoration area is visitor friendly and
an outlet for the passion the members feel for the legacy of flight.
There are a number of aircraft in the process of being restored by some
of the many volunteers at the Museum including a Lockheed Ventura and a
North American B-25. The Learning Centre introduces a new generation
of aviation enthusiasts to the mystery and marvel of flight. The
role of aviation in building Western Canada and the North is taught here
by many of those who actually lived the experience many years ago.
Large numbers of school students visit the Museum every year and are thrilled
by what they see and hear there. There is a well stocked gift shop
and a well run coffee shop where you can sit and have refreshments while
you discuss what you have seen.
Fairchild 71. It became a “Movie
Star” when it flew in the Hollywood movie
“Captains of the Clouds” featuring
James Cagney and Dennis Morgan.
I want to thank the staff of the Edmonton Aviation
Heritage Museum for their co-operation and assistance in writing
this article and Svend Jensen for shepherding me around the place.
Avro Anson. A familiar
aircraft to many BCATP student
More Museum pictures below.
Marie “Nipper” Wright
At five foot two inches Marie Wright (nee Sylvester)
must have been the smallest pilot to ferry fighter planes and bombers from
one base to anther in wartime Britain. Born in Jersey in the Channel Islands
in 1924, Marie received her education there and, later on, in Edmonton,
Alberta. Her Dad bought the family to Canada where he obtained work as
a policeman on the Edmonton Police Force.
Mr. Sylvester had befriended a popular bush pilot
by the name of Wop May. Marie had never been up in a plane before, but
with Wop May’s encouragement she soon learned to fly and found her self
in pilot training in the BCATP.
There were eight girls in the class between the
ages of 18 and 22 years. That is, the girls were supposed to be 18 years
or older, however, Marie Sylvester was only 16. With the Germans occupying
the Jersey Islands, there was no way o check the authenticity of an altered
After earning her pilot’s wings Marie was posted
to Hornchurch, near London, England, and was called upon to ferry planes
to and from many stations in the UK. Marie flew 65 different Mks of aircraft,
single engine fighters, twin and four engine bombers, in Britain, and after
D-Day, over to France. There is a record and story here to be recorded
for future generations.
Marie Wright beside a 2/3rd
scale operational Hurricane in
The Edmonton Heritage Museum.
Marie had a pleasant experience at the Heritage
hangar. During the “Mossie” Viewing get together in 1995, a grey haired
gentleman approached her and asked if she had ever flown a Boston aircraft.
Yes, she had, and recalled there was not a lot of room in the pilot’s seat.
In England she had required assistance in getting a Boston fired up. A
large Squadron Leader had squeezed himself into the occupied drivers seat
by sitting on Marie’s knees. He got the engines started and then asked,
“at what speed do you intend to land this plane?”
“At 110 mph, according to the manual,” Marie replied.
“Make it 120 mph,” said the Squadron Leader, “because
those cannon up front are heavy and you will dive into the ground at a
Low and behold this Squadron Leader shows up 51
years later to reminisce and meet again the little lady in the Boston Bomber!
Marie married a British pilot by the name of Wright
and they moved to Canada. Mr. Wright passed away in 1956 so Marie had to
raise their six children. She worked as manager of the Roxy Theatre for
Marie has been involved with the Aviation Heritage
Society and spent many hours at the hangar conducting Museum business.
Marie is an Honorary Member of the Northern Alberta Branch of the Ex-Air
I recall Marie saying she
landed a plane at a British airfield one day and
a mechanic ran up and shouted,
“the war is over.”
Marie said she had such mixed
emotions she sat in the cockpit and wept.
March 2006 Page
So you never did experience fear in the air. I have a definition [of
If you are briefed for an inner patrol on the Bay of Biscay on a nice
clear sunny day and you have heard of the latest shenanigans of the JU
88s out there, you go out with dread and you feel it the whole trip.
Now if you are away out over the ocean on a very dark night and suddenly
the four engines and your heart stop, your body goes all prickly, you go
down on the floor and thrash about, because you know you are going to die.
That is fear!
The picture of the Norseman on floats outside the Edmonton Heritage
Museum took me back. In 1942 I was seconded from No. 7 BR Squadron, Prince
Rupert BC, to be wireless operator and crewman for S/L Gordon flying a
Norseman on floats on the mail run between Victoria and Prince Rupert.
This beautiful picture of a Norseman on the West Coast
provided by Ted Hackett.
S/L Gordon knew the west coast like the back of his hand as well as
the Factors along the coast. We would land at small villages and have dinner
with the Factor and his family. A home cooked meal was a plus, as were
the brief times in Victoria.
But all was not well when we had to land in a bay during heavy seas
at low tide. Tides on the coast ran from 8 to 15 feet. In such situations,
when the pilot landed and approached the bay, he would cut the engine.
The WAG had to get out onto the pontoon, release the paddle and, kneeling
on the front of the pontoon, paddle the aircraft into the dock. With a
wind pushing the aircraft in one direction, the current pulling it in another,
and obstacles rising above the low tide waterline, plus flotsam and jetsam,
it was difficult to prevent the aircraft from hitting objects.
One had to run back and forth across the spar from one pontoon to the
other. S/L Gordon would lean out of his window and shout warnings “watch
your port wingtip on that pylon, come into the dock broadside, easy, easy.”
Then, with mooring rope in hand one would leap from the bobbing pontoon
onto the dock, hoping that a wave would not suddenly lift the aircraft
and double the distance to the dock.
On a number of occasions we flew over the Northern portion of the Queen
Charlotte Islands, sometimes below tree top level - on floats! S/L Gordon
confided in me that he was looking for a location to construct a runway
to be used by the fighter squadrons on Annette Island, Alaska. This was
the origin of the Massett landing strip.
There must be a million Air Force tales out there, if only some people
would put pen to paper. The following is an RAF article sent to me by our
late colleague, Bert Dowty. so I pass it along.
It was shortly following the Malaysia incursion, in which the British
SAS, the Army, and the RAF, were involved from 1950 to 1954. At the time
the R.N. were also involved, and had an aircraft carrier on standby in
the nearby Indian Ocean. It was believed to be no less a stalwart of the
R.N. than the “Ark Royal” itself. At this time one of the RAF Transport
Squadrons was deployed in the Malaysia area, tasked to fly out the British
troops and return them to England via Singapore, Gibraltar, etc.
One military transport, a DC-3 Dakota, had just taken off with a load
of troops, when the Pilot apparently spotted the Ark Royal in the area,
and decided to stir up the navy a bit just for the hell of it. With this
dominant urge in his system, he levelled out a few miles back of the carrier,
and began a calculated approach in complete landing mode. As he came within
the area of the carrier, the wheels came down, along with the appropriate
degree of flaps, and the approach began for a landing on the carrier’s
One can only imagine the sight of this monster aircraft, approaching
for a landing, on a runway that was even hard pressed to handle small
fighter aircraft! According to the article this action was the cause of
great consternation on the carrier bridge. The only rebuttal at hand therefore,
was the firing off of a barrage of warning flares, mostly red, until the
approaching DC-3 finally enacted “wheels and flaps up”, and the landing
was aborted. But not before the Pilot retaliated for being unable to effect
a landing, did an masterful shoot-up of the Ark Royal, before heading off
into the sunset.
There is no further word of the RAF Pilot's fate, but apparently he
got away with it, the navy being to concerned at the time to take down
the number or lettering of the airborne antagonist who caused them such
great stress and consternation.
view of Heritage Museum.
CF 101 Voodoo
I am not sure if you are the person I need to talk to with regards
to this but I would like some assistance and if you could pass me on to
who would be the correct person it would be greatly appreciated.
I am Cpl Holmes 407 Sqn 19 Wing Comox BC Canada looking for two 407
Sqn members who joined closest to the forming date of 8 May 1941 (at Thorney
Island) who are still presently living, I am looking for one aircrew member
and one ground crew member, any assistance in this venture would be greatly
appreciated. If you could send me an email of a newspaper clipping from
May 8 1941 about our unit it would also be useful. On another note the
reason we are looking for these members is 407 Sqn is holding a 65th anniversary
to be held on the weekend of 23-24 Sept 2006 all and any interested personnel
are encouraged to contact us for more information and to attend. 1-250-339-8211.
Thx for your help in advance.
"To Hold on High"
x8417 or x7028
Ross Hamilton passed Cpl Holmes the information that follows:
Greetings to Cpl. Holmes, and your message of March 10th, which was
passed on to me by John Moyles.
Firstly, I personally am of little help to you in that I did'nt get
to 407 until late 1943. Unfortunately, one who could have helped would
have been S/L Cam Taylor, DFC & Bar, one of the original pilots on
the Sqdn. when it was formed at Thorney Island in April, 1941., but who
has passed away.
I know of only a couple of other originals, and will provide their addresses.
(I do not know of any e-mail addresses)
(1) Kim Abbott, Pilot. Highland Farm, RR-1 Balderson, Ont. K0G
1A0, (613) 267-1269.
(2) George White (WAG) 869 Chapman Blvd. Ottawa. K1G 1V1. (613)
(3) Eric Tipping, Secretary, 407 Assn., 72 Midland Ave. Scarborough,
Ont. M1N 4A1. (416) 261-2512.
Perhaps another source who might be able to help, is right on your doorstep.
i.e., Capt. Tom Procter (Ret.) Author of the "407 Sqdn. History" book.
2089 Murphy Ave. Comox. (250) 339-2668.
Incidentally, another fine book, A Gathering Of Demons, was
written by Kim Abbott, and chronicles the early days of the Sqdn. and its
ops on Hudsons. Hope the above may be of help. I look forward to the re-union
Ross Hamilton, ex- 407 Wartime
Restored Dehaviland Cirrus Moth
You will recall we reviewed two of Allan Coggon’s books, WATCH and WARN,
and FROM WINGS PARADE TO MANDALAY. We wrote Allan asking how sales
were going. Here is his reply.
Hello John :
S _ L _ O _ W -- However have another Review in C.O.P.A.
due out soon, Now have a web site ( Like yourself) Perhaps I have too much.
Have a look at www.takeoffpublishing.ca.
Have reviews or mentions on book in the UK next month or so. I hope
to bring out a 2nd edition as soon as I flog the 200 copies in my basement.
This will add 50 pages of new unpublished stuff of the ground troops (in
Burma); but also to clear out all the mistakes!
Now writing (the KLM SAGA) the first part of "TRILOGY + TWO"
Gd nite John and Doreen,
If you are interested in Allan’s works, click on www.takeoffpublishing.ca
In Canada: Trafford Publishing, 6E-2333 Government St.,
Victoria, B.C. V8T 4P4
Tel. 250.383.6864 or 1.888.232.4444
In Europe: Trafford Publishing (UK) Limited 9 Park End
Street , 2nd. Floor, Oxford, UK. 0X1 1HH
This is just to let you know that after long arduous years of work,
my novel, Icebergs, is going to be published with Bloomsbury USA on April
4, distributed in Canada by Raincoast Books. I owe a great deal of
thanks to you, Glen Clearwater and Ross Hamilton for your help in writing
the first section of the book regarding the Liberator. I hope to
have copies to send you soon, and Ross and Glen. As you'll see from
my web page below, the B-24 features pretty prominently on the cover!
Thanks again, and I'll be in touch.
Rebecca Johns (Trissler)
Iowa City, IA
Ross Hamilton, Glen Clearwater, and myself, replied to Rebecca’s
request for information, when she was writing this book. We hope to review
this work in May.
In the March 2006 Page we printed a request from Joan and Gary Gauthier
concerning information regarding his Father.
David Kinton was kind enough to reply.
Good afternoon Gary,
I saw your note in Short Bursts and have some information that may
be of use.
My father was a WAG who was killed with all the crew when their Sunderland
flying boat crashed and burned near Invergordon, Scotland on November 26,
1944. I was able to order (by fax) a copy of his service record from Ottawa
through the following contact:
National Archives of Canada
Textual Records Reproduction Services
If he is still alive, you may have to get him to make the request.
My wife tried to get her father’s records (also RCAF aircrew, but who survived
the war after a crash in England in which all the rest of the Anson crew
were killed) several years after he died (2001) but the National Archives
were not prepared to release the information at that time.
John – My wife and I will be going to Scotland and England in May and
would like to visit the crash sites. My father’s crews’ deaths are
detailed in the memorial book “They Shall Grow Not Old (Gary – I
have a copy if you wish to see it and I am in Calgary) but we have been
unable to determine neither the date my father-in-law crashed nor the names
of the airmen killed at that time. Do you have any possible contacts
where this type of information might be located? Joe (Joseph Lorne
Staples from Kindersley) would never talk about his experiences.
Heritage Museum Gift Shop. If you are visiting Edmonton,
the Edmonton Heritage Museum is a “must” visit.
Good Morning John,
I spoke to you by telephone when my wife and I were going through Regina
a couple years ago on holidays. We stayed in Brandon a couple days
and checked out the Air museum, which was excellent. My wife’s father
and uncle both trained there and we found their signatures in the book
that the local barber kept for all his “guests”.
My father and the crew of Sunderland DD____.(the number is in the “They
Shall Not Grow Old” book) were all killed when the port inboard engine
threw a connecting rod and apparently vibrated the wing off at low altitude
just after they took off from Alness (I think) with a full load of fuel
and crashed and burned on the railway tracks 2 miles northeast of the train
station at Invergordon. The book says they were in 4OTU but I think
the crew had done all their missions and were supposed to be going home
but took one more mission. Jack Shand, from Lethbridge, who survived an
earlier crash in the North Atlantic when his Sunderland attacked a u-boat
was also killed and I believe he was fairly well known. There are
several pictures of him in “Sunderland at War” by Chaz Bowyer.
I bought Chris Weicht’s book “Jericho Beach and the West Coast Flying
Boat Squadrons” a couple years ago and found a photograph of my father
with a work crew. He went to Ucluelet just after Pearl Harbour and
was in Stranraers for a while before switching to Cansos (Catalinas?).
He went overseas in late ’43. I’m planning to condense the records
that I received form Archives Canada and will send you a copy of the result
when it’s finished. I have a photograph of his Canso crew dated 13-12-43
and a Canso in the air and have attached a poor tif copy of both photographs.
On the back his handwriting references Crew 15, 110 (or 160) Squadron and
the names “D M Strang, self, Alexander , A S Mussen and Hunter in the top
row (L to R) and “Mitchell, Munroe, Lambert” in the bottom row. No
first names are given so they would be difficult to track down. Possibly
you know some of them.
When we’re in England, we plan to go to the Air Museum near London where
they have a Sunderland and number of other WW2 aircraft.
Information about my wife’s father, Joseph Lorne Staples, is much more
difficult to find. He was the sole survivor of an Anson crash in
England and lay in the wreckage for nearly a week before they found him.
He spent a year after that recuperating in hospital. We don’t know
the date, where he was based, or the names of the crew members who were
killed. His brother Donald, who was ground crew in England at the
time, may have some information. If you have any possible source
of information I’d be very pleased if you could send it to me.
Correspondence forwarded by Bill Cockburn
I may be on the wrong track here, however if you can take a moment
and read on I would greatly appreciate it. I have been trying to do some
research on Hagersville No 16 Service Flying Training School and it seems
every time I do a search on the net your website (Short Burst) ends up
in the findings. You see, my family now owns what used to be this "base"
and I'm trying to piece together some of the history of the property and
The drill hall, PMQ's and hangers still exist (although part of the
property was severed and the hangers are not on our property now) yet some
of the "timelines" for these structures don't coincide with old Dept of
Defence site plans and I'm told by some of the older "locals" conflicting
tales of what this place actually was. I suppose what I'm asking is if
there is anyone you can put me in touch with that may have ever served
here and may recall a little about the place.
I know its a tall order as many of our older veterans have passed on
and I'm sure SFTS Hagersville wasn't a place that would rate a high spot
in the memory of many but I'm taking a shot in the dark here in the remote
possibility you can point me in a direction.
What really got me started on the history of the place was when I was
doing some work in the old drill hall and found the name of a serviceman
(cpl O'Keefe) written in pencil behind a set of shelves I was removing.
It was probably 50 years since the scribble had seen the light of day and
just kind of got me wondering about the entire history of the property
and the people that served here. Any help or suggestions you have would
be greatly appreciated.
See Kirk’s letter March 2004 Page
#3 Wireless Training School 1943. Do you see
Picture submitted by I. Ferguson email@example.com
As you look at these young faces the question arises,
“how many came home?”
Halifax 57 Rescue (Canada)
RCAF HALIFAX LW170 RECOVERY
Progress Report No.11 March 6, 2006
By Karl Kjarsgaard (Project Manager)
Registered Charity 84586 5740 RR0001
Since I sent you Progress Report No. 10 in December of 2005, there have
been several positive developments for the Halifax Project. Step by step
we are moving towards our goal.
Halifax print of LW170, "INVINCIBLE ITEM", has been selling very well since
we released it for sale in late December and early January. To date, we
have sold almost 100 copies of the prints (both signed and unsigned) to
many people across Canada and the U.S.A. We are getting letters and telephone
inquiries on a daily basis concerning the purchase of this unique Halifax
painting. Everyone is pleased with the quality and accuracy of Michael
McCabe's creation of our beloved LW170. It is arguably one of the best
Halifax prints of recent times. It finally gives full credit to the Royal
Canadian Air Force squadrons of R.A.F. Bomber Command. Remember, every
buyer of a signed print of "INVINCIBLE ITEM" receives a free 2006 Membership
in Halifax 57 Rescue (Canada).
I have seen our print when fully framed on display and it is simply
stunning. We hope you will, as valued supporters and members, purchase
a print. It is a truly valuable heritage item for all families. I would
like to ask all of you to be our agents for promoting the sale of the print
with your local Royal Canadian Legion and Air Force Association Wing.
In January I was invited to speak at the Air Force Association meeting
held at the Royal Canadian Legion – Centennial Branch No. 285 on Horton
Road S.W. in Calgary, Alberta. After the briefing, I had the pleasure of
presenting an artist’s proof signed copy of "INVINCIBLE ITEM" to Claire
Anastasio (nee Hannah) of Calgary. This was in memory of her brother Flying
Officer Harold Allan Hannah who flew seven combat operations in Halifax
LW170. Unfortunately, like so many fine young Canadian servicemen, he was
killed in action. Flying Officer Hannah was killed on the 27th of January
1945 while serving as part of an Avro Lancaster crew with No. 405 'Vancouver'
(B) Squadron which was assigned to the famous ‘Pathfinder Force’.
On the political scene; we have both the Federal and Provincial arenas
to deal with in order to gain support for the Halifax Project. Unfortunately,
we have heard very little from the Alberta government on garnering support
for our cause. On the federal scene we have a whole new ball game. During
the past year, prior to the recent federal election, one of our most ardent
supporters of the Halifax Project was and still is Edmonton-based businessman
Laurie Hawn. He is a former Canadian Forces senior officer and fighter
I must tell you about a most exciting and recent development that has
come about between Halifax 57 Rescue (Canada) and a special group in the
U.K. called ‘Flying Zone Publications’.
Over the past three years, Flying Zone Publications has produced and
is currently selling special CD-ROM 's of historic aircraft. These are
veritable digital encyclopedias of everything any historian or collector
ever wanted to know technically and historically about a specific aircraft.
To date, they are selling their special CD-ROM's on the Lancaster and Spitfire.
The titles are: ‘Lancaster Explored’ and ‘Spitfire Explored’. After reviewing
these great CD's, I contacted Flying Zone Director Bryan Atkinson in Maidstone,
Kent. I filled him in on our quest for LW170 and asked him if he would
consider doing his next historic CD-ROM on the Halifax. Due to the
timely nature of our Halifax Project, I asked him if he would delay the
Hurricane and Mosquito CD's he was originally planning to do. Bryan stated
that he did not have any data on the Halifax, but would consider doing
it as soon as he could get the manuals and photos of the Halifax in his
In early January, I dutifully arrived in Maidstone with a suitcase of
Halifax manuals and microfilm, Bristol Hercules manuals and several hundred
photos of Halifaxes taken by myself and friends.
Bryan and I brainstormed so that he was able to come up with a basic
plan for his next CD-ROM, which I am very pleased to announce will be called
‘Halifax Explored’. It should be available for sale in late summer
of 2006. We sincerely appreciate all the official co-operation by these
entities that makes his CD's the most definitive sources of data on these
famous aircraft. There will be upwards of 3,000 pages and photos included
of the Halifax and will be about the same price range as previous titles
($50. - $60. Canadian).
For our members who donated funds to our cause in 2005, our first year
as a Registered Charity, your charitable tax receipts are being sent out
this first week of March.
I am sorry for any delay or inconvenience to those members, but the
original tax receipts were printed without proper sequence numbers, which
is a requirement for C.C.R.A. The printers are redoing the receipts as
we go to press and we will fire them off to you this week. Thanks for your
We urgently need your support in all areas, including donations, print
purchases, lobbying locally in your hometowns or on a federal level and
your continued moral support as we continue the progress to our ultimate
Please keep the faith and your eyes on the target.
"Press on Regardless..."
Halifax 57 Rescue (Canada)
Suite 212 - 2980 Colonial Road
Sarsfield, ON K0A 3E0
Phone: 613 835 1748
We thank all those who contributed to this Issue. You will see how
the Northern Alberta Branch has joined forces with the Aircrew Association
and the PoW Association for their monthly luncheons. Great idea.
With thanks to the late Bill Hooper and TEE EMM
Consider assisting those seeking information in our Correspondence section.
Also take time to send in memories and anecdotes for future Short Bursts
Pages. Without your support we cannot go to press. Don’t forget to pass
the hat for our benefactor. Send contributions directly to:
CATP Museum Inc.
Box 3, Grp. 520, RR5,
Brandon, MB R7A 5Y5
Phone: (204) 727-2444
Spring has sprung, the grass has riz, good Lord willin’ and if the creek
don’t rise, we will see you in May.
John & Doreene Moyles – Editors.