A Special Museum Visitor!

On Saturday, July 23 (Open Cockpit Day) we had a special visitor at the museum. Retired RCAF Colonel Gordon Brennand was on hand to sign copies of his book, “Farm Boy to Fly Boy“ (we have several copies for sale at the museum). Gordon was a CF-86 Sabre pilot, an advanced jet fighter at the time. Interestingly, one of his flights during his training was in our Harvard. Our Harvard saw a long history as a trainer in the BCATP as well as post war. Check out the photos below!

An RCAF CF-86 Sabre like the one flown by Col. Brennand (taken by M. Nantais (museum volunteer) at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum in Hamilton)
Col. Brennand signing books
Col. Brennand in front of the museum’s Harvard
CATPM’s Harvard pilot, Jeff with Col. Brennand in front of the Harvard

Published by catpmuseum

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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