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History comes alive again on August 9

posted Jul 23, 2018, 9:25 AM by Kathy Carr
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 like Car­berry, 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.
No. 33 Service Flying Training School  –  Carberry (RAF) with satellite fields at Oberon & Petrel, was a huge part of Carberry’s history and your story is our story. 
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 9 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 4 p.m, $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 p.m, 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.
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