Armed Forces Day: June 5

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum at McGill Field, Brandon Airport will be recognizing Armed Forces Day on Sunday, 5 June between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm.  The public is invited to participate in this family friendly event.  The Royal Canadian Air Force is expected to send up to four aircraft, a C-130 Hercules, CT-142 Dash 8, Hawk Jet Trainer and Harvard 2 trainer. (note that the RCAF has contacted us and can only send a Dash 8 at this time)  In addition, we are expecting participation from Canadian Forces Base Shilo with several vehicles, as well as the Royal Canadian Artillery Museum with up to four vintage WWII vehicles.  Along with our own flying aircraft consisting of a Cornell, Tiger Moth, Harvard, Stinson and Fleet Finch, we will be hosting visiting civilian aircraft; a Musketeer, Stearman, Harvard, T28 Trojan and Nanchang.  There will be no flying aircraft demonstrations, but you will be able to get up close and personal with all the aircraft and in many cases speak directly to the pilots flying them.

The museum will also be open for viewing to take in our many non-flying aircraft and vintage vehicles.

We will have several food vendors on-site, and parking is free.

Admission is Adults $10, age 6-17 $5, under six is free, and family passes (two adults/two kids) is $25. Military members, their immediate family, and veterans are free.  Come out, make a day of it, and recognize our Armed Forces.

CATPM’s Harvard
RCAF Hawk Trainer
Canadian Army LAV III Armoured Vehicle

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The CATPM mission is 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.

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