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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
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THE LATEST CONTACT NEWSLETTER
To download the latest SUMMER 2020 Contact Newsletter click the following link
www.airmuseum.ca/contact/39.3_2020.pdf
General CATP Museum Information
The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
and
RCAF WWII Memorial
(Hangar #1, Brandon Municipal Airport)
will change to winter hours on September 1st being 
open from 1pm to 4pm, seven days a week.


As a responsible member of the community, 
the Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is 
actively encouraging social distancing and 
we are limiting the number of visitors inside the museum to 10 at one time.
All visitors must wear a mask while touring the museum.
For more information call the museum at 727-2444.
www.airmuseum.ca
Our Facebook Group


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The Film Is Soon To Be Completed . . . Meanwhile. . .
. . . SNEAK PEEK . . . 
PLAY THE SHORT 8-MINUTE
PREVIEW VIDEO HERE
https://youtu.be/v9c27MzTQvU


This is a poignant film of a young ambitious Mexican with a desire to defend democracy with the RCAF, 
finding love and rising in the ranks to fly a Spitfire. 
Sadly his life was cut short by the horror of war but his memory has been kept alive by those who loved him 
and those who pay tribute to his sacrifice.



I have attached P/O Gomez name on our memorial wall and the circumstances of his death. 
The museum has provided video of the memorial and the museum along with archival photos. 
They briefly interviewed me over Zoom.
~ Stephen Hayter, Executive Director
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum

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OUR MISSION
To commemorate the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan by
telling its story, preserving its artifacts, and
paying tribute to the thousands of Air Force personnel, 
who gave their lives during WWII.

Winter Hours (September 1-April 30)
1 pm to 4 pm ~ Seven Days a Week

Summer Hours (May 1-September 30)
10 am to 4 pm ~ Seven Days a Week

ADMISSION
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.)
 Minimum price for tours: $25.00
Yearly membership fee: $30.00

For more information contact:
Stephen Hayter
Stephen Hayter
airmuseum@inetlink.ca
Executive Director
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 
R7A 5Y5


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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 of democracy.”


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THE LATEST CONTACT NEWSLETTER
To download the latest SUMMER 2020 Contact Newsletter click the following link
www.airmuseum.ca/contact/39.3_2020.pdf

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OPEN AND READ THE FULL MAGAZINE
HERE
www.airmuseum.ca/contact/39.3_2020.pdf
The previous issues are still available in archive
via our CATP airmuseum.ca site on the Hillman Server at:
www.airmuseum.ca/contact



Canada 150 Vignette Series
150 WWII BCATP Stories with over 600 Photos

CATP MUSEUM RESEARCH PROJECT
Collated by Harry Hayward
A Searchable 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 reader,
proof reading them and providing a searchable PDF to those interested.
The latest PDFs are for
#31 Bombing and Gunnery School, Royal Air Force, Picton, ON
http://www.airmuseum.ca/BCATPsearch/31BGS_RAF_PictonON.pdf

#1 A.N.S. then #1 C.N.S., Rivers, MB.
http://www.airmuseum.ca/BCATPsearch/1ANS_1CNSriversMB.pdf


Come do your special shopping at
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 mugs.
Open daily 1-4pm at the
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum,
Brandon Municipal Airport
204-727-2444

View full-size poster in PDF: HERE



AS YOU WERE . . . Military Tributes: Monthly Webzine
Currently Featuring
July 2020 Edition
Part IV of our VIRDEN DAYS TRIBUTE
MEMORIES OF NO. 19 E.F.T.S ~ R.C.A.F. 1941 - 1944
Also featured are 78 pages for BCATP Station Magazine for PAULSON
Read all our monthly Webzines back to 1999 in Archive at
www.hillmanweb.com/war/asyouwere


Our January Issue
HALIFAX BOMBER MISSIONS
At the Crash Scene of Halifax Bomber JP237 - 70 Years Later

Read It HERE
www.hillmanweb.com/war/2020/2001.html

Our February Issue
BOMBER BOYS
The Fighting Lancaster: Episode 1
View the Video and Screen Captures

Read It HERE
www.hillmanweb.com/war/2020/2002.html

MARCH 2020

www.hillmanweb.com/war/2020/2003.html

APRIL 2020

www.hillmanweb.com/war/2020/2004.html
VIRDEN DAYS :: Pt. I :: 1941-1944
Plus A BCATP STATION MAGAZINE

MAY 2020

www.hillmanweb.com/war/2020/2005.html
VIRDEN DAYS :: Pt. II :: 1941 - 1944
MEMORIES OF NO. 19 E.F.T.S ~ R.C.A.F.
40 photos. . . each in two sizes
Plus
AIRMAN'S POST: Manning Depot Station Magazine
12 pages from December 1940

June 2020 Edition
Part III of our VIRDEN DAYS TRIBUTE
MEMORIES OF NO. 19 E.F.T.S ~ R.C.A.F. 1941 - 1944
Also featured is BCATP Station Magazine for RIVERS

A reminder that the CONTENTS Page for 
our Monthly Webzine: AS YOU WERE . . . 
is featured at 
www.hillmanweb.com/war/asyouwere
Containing links to each month's issue back to 1999 is in the archives. 

Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum: RCAFHMCS Prince Robert: Hillman WWII Scrapbook - RCNXII Dragoons - 26 RCA Museum

CELEBRATING CATPM's 21st YEAR ON THE WEB
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CATP Volunteer Webmaster: William G. Hillman
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