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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
Greetings from the Commonwealth Air Training Plan
The museum is using MailChimp to send out our newsletter.
To download the latest Winter
2019 Contact Newsletter click the following link:
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The previous issues are still available in archive
via our CATP airmuseum.ca site on the Hillman Server
CATP MUSEUM RESEARCH PROJECT
PDF for BCATP WWII Daily Reports
Heritage Canada has provided, on line, jpg images
of the daily reports (RCAF Form R.65)
from the training schools of the BCATP.
Volunteers of the CATPM are downloading these images,
converting them to text using an optical character
proof reading them and providing a searchable PDF
to those interested.
The latest PDF is for #4 SFTS Saskatoon, SK
Come do your special shopping
The Tiger Moth Gift Shop!
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We have a wide variety of T-shirts, hats and hoodies
for all sizes
and plenty of aviation related toys, keychains and
Open daily 1-4pm at the
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum,
Brandon Municipal Airport
full-size poster in PDF: HERE
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Canada 150 Vignette
150 WWII BCATP Stories with over 600 Photos
AS YOU WERE
. . . Military Tributes: Monthly Webzine
the daily features in our Museum Facebook Group
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
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
10 am to 4 pm ~ Seven Days a
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
CELEBRATING CATPM's 19th YEAR
ON THE WEB
Volunteer Webmaster: William G. Hillman
and SUE-ON HILLMAN ECLECTIC STUDIO
Photos by Bill Hillman ~ Copyright