CATP MUSEUM NEWS EVENTS FOR 2016
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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.
The Commonwealth Air Training
PORTAGE LA PRAIRIE AIR SHOW
The CATPM made its presence known at the Air Show
in Portage La Prairie June 4, 2016.
We took a well-stocked trailer of items from the Museums
Gift Shop and
set up shop on the "cold ramp" beside
the 1940 Harvard MKIIa, 1943 Cornell and the 1940
Grant Shaw brought the 1940 Chevy Staff car on display
we used it to shuttle our volunteers to and from the
~ John McNarry
John and Janice Ukrainec and Angus and Lorrie Sneesby helped Jan
with the store.
After the flying demonstrations we parked the Museum's aircraft
the CF-18 from 3Wing Bagotville that has been painted to honour
Our Cornell with a pilot and WD standing beside the fitter.
Here is the "rigger" ready to show air show patrons the cockpits
of the Harvard.
Who knows, maybe one of the many young people he helped to sit in
the aircraft may go on to join our modern forces. . .
Jan McNarry ready for the crowd with her well displayed wares.
Mark, our newest Aircrew member, flying home after the show.
Where to tomorrow?
MUSEUM PHOTO ALBUM
A few more vintage WWII Aircraft
in the CATPM Fleet
MANITOBA’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATED WITH AIR MUSEUM
FREE OPEN HOUSE
In honour of Manitoba’s 146th birthday,
the Commonwealth Air Training Plan (CATP) Museum
is hosting a free Open House on May 12th from 10 a.m.
4 p.m. at the Brandon Municipal Airport.
Travel back to the 1940s as you wander through a WWII vintage hangar
serving as a display area for aircraft, vehicles and hundreds of
artifacts from that era.
May 1st begins our new summer hours, 10 am to 4 pm, seven days a
week until the end of September.
The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is Canada’s only air museum
solely dedicated to the preservation of those who trained and fought
for the British Commonwealth during WWII.
The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is proud to be one of the
six Manitoba Signature Museums,
a Manitoba Star Attraction and a National Historic Site.
Visit the CATP Museum located at Brandon Municipal Airport, on HW
#10, 1.6 km north of the City of Brandon.
For more information about the CATPM’s Manitoba Day Open House, please
Stephen Hayter, Executive Director
Ph: 727-2444 Fax:725-2334 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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