CATP MUSEUM NEWS EVENTS FOR 2018
www.airmuseum.ca/news/2018


COMMONWEALTH AIR TRAINING PLAN MUSEUM
Magazine: Volume 36 No. 4
Fall 2018
Read It HERE

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The British Commonwealth Air Training Plan of World War II was the largest infrastructure program Canada had ever seen, surpassing the construction of the transatlantic railway. The training establishments changed the social and economic conditions in many communities forever. The influx of 1,500 or more trainees and staff suddenly added to communities across Manitoba, and after the war ended many of the B.C.A.T.P. buildings became community halls, hockey rinks, housing, and business structures. Not surprising, with young men & women from all parts of Canada coming together during training, it was probably one of the greatest unifying forces in our history.

That history is preserved at the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum and on August 9th we can see, touch and watch that history fly again!

The CATPM Air Display Event on August 9th will feature the air museum’s own WWII flying aircraft, including the Canadian and British Tiger Moths, our Harvard, our Cornell and Stinson. We are also very excited to have a number of private aircraft, two Stearman, a Harvard and a T-28 Trojan!

Gates open 4pm, $10 per person, 12 and under free. The RCA Museum will have a display on site.  Food vendors on site. Come see the historic aircraft up close, bring a lawn chair a Flying Demonstration will take place at 6:00 pm, weather permitting.

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 seven Manitoba Signature Museums, a Manitoba Star Attraction and a National Historic Site.

For more information about the CATPM’s event, please contact:

Stephen Hayter, Executive Director
Ph: 727-2444  Fax:725-2334
Email: airmuseum@inetlink.ca


As You Were. . . August 2018 Webzine
CONFEDERATE AIR FORCE
PARTS I & II
http://www.hillmanweb.com/war/2018/1808.html
http://www.hillmanweb.com/war/2018/1808a.html
B-17 SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
Friday, August 23, 1996 - Monday, August 26, 1996
Photos from the Garry Bolton Collection

AS YOU WERE . . . July 2018 Webzine
www.hillmanweb.com/war/2018/1807.html
www.hillmanweb.com/war/2018/1807a.html
GEORGE COX OF THE RAF
 Over 100 Photos Taken While in Canada in the BCATP '42/'43
31 SFTS Training and Repair Squadron ~ Kingston, Ontario


The Dinsdale Family hosted a special event at the
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum,
Tuesday, July 10th, 2018 at 10:30am

The museum is honoured to have the Dinsdale Family donate
Walter Dinsdale’s WWII weapons.
Included POW artifacts were also donated by family members
from the collections of the late Charles Shierlaw and Leslie Anderson from Stalag lll

The presentation took place in front of the Dinsdale Display in the main gallery.

The weapons in question were transferred from the Canadian War Museum
to Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum collection.


MANITOBA’S BIRTHDAY 
CELEBRATED WITH AIR MUSEUM
FREE OPEN HOUSE
In honour of Manitoba’s 148th birthday, the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Canada’s only air museum solely dedicated to the preservation of those who trained and fought for the British Commonwealth during WWII is hosting a free open house on May 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Brandon Municipal Airport

Visitors will be invited to travel back to the 1940s while touring a WWII vintage hangar serving as a display area for aircraft, vehicles and hundreds of artifacts from that era.  Manitoban RCAF that lost their lives during WWII are honoured on the museum’s RCAF WWII Memorial wall. 

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 seven 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 contact:

Stephen Hayter, Executive Director
Ph: 727-2444  Fax:725-2334  Email: airmuseum@inetlink.ca

High Commissioner of New Zealand Visit
A special event at the Brandon Air Museum at 1:30pm, May 1st.
The High Commissioner of New Zealand to Canada, His Excellency Daniel Mellsop, will undertake an official visit to the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum on Tuesday 1 May. Mr Mellsop’s visit is intended to acknowledge the service of the New Zealand personnel who trained in Canada during WWII, and to highlight this important connection between New Zealand and Canada. 

During the course of the war, some 8500 New Zealand pilots and air crew undertook training in Canada under the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.  These personnel went on to serve in Europe, the Middle East and the Far East theatres. The 84 New Zealand personnel who lost their lives in training accidents are commemorated in Canada.

The visit will also hold personal significance to Mr Mellsop, whose grandfather, Pilot Officer John Basil Bretherton, DFC, undertook his pilot training in Brandon in 1942, and went on to serve in the European and Far East theatres.

At 1:30pm there will be a short presentation outside by the RCAF WWII Memorial and the High Commissioner would like the media to attend. Following he will go for a flight in the museum’s Harvard aircraft.

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 seven Manitoba Signature Museums, a Manitoba Star Attraction and a National Historic Site.

For more information about the CATPM’s event, please contact:

Stephen Hayter, Executive Director
Ph: 727-2444  Fax:725-2334  Email: airmuseum@inetlink.ca


 


Canada 150 Vignette Series
Visit all 150 stories with over 600 illustrations
www.airmuseum.ca/150
 .

CANADA 150 INTRO and CONTENTS PAGE

ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS 1
ILLUSTRATED CONTENTS 2

PHOTO COLLAGES I: 1-15
PHOTO COLLAGES II: 16-30

In Celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday
Greg Sigurdson has embarked on an ambitious project. 
He is presenting 150 Vignettes 
showcasing memorable events and photos
from the BCATP and WWII years.
This has become a regular feature in our
Museum Facebook Group
and we are adapting them to a series of 
30 fully-illustrated Webpages at:
www.airmuseum.ca/150
To date we have displayed over 20 of these gems.
Readers of the CATP Air Museum site are invited to follow along 
as we progress toward our goal of 150 memories.
~ Bill Hillman ~ Volunteer Editor and Webmaster for
www.airmuseum.ca 

World-Wide Chart of 2016 Visitor Hits on our Air Museum Site
1,370,305 Visits to the Site


Recent Issues of our long-running monthly Webzine series:
AS YOU WERE . . .
Bill Hillman's Military Tributes in Archive back to 1999
www.hillmanweb.com/war/asyouwere


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