Showing posts with label Lancaster. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lancaster. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Extra news items

Here are some news items which have come across the desk this week - 

Lancaster Day will be celebrated in Ontario on July 11th

The Museum is keen to have as many Lancaster airplane crew Veterans present as will as well.

Lancaster veterans will receive FREE admission for themselves and two guests.

Contact Erin Napier at 905-6794183 ext. 245 or to receive VIP parking.

The Bomber command Museum of Canada also has a Canadian-built Lancaster B.X in their collection, FM159, which they have lovingly restored to ground-running condition.

To go to the website, go to

N.L. residents feel strongest sense of belonging, survey finds

More people in Newfoundland and Labrador feel a strong sense of belonging to their province than anywhere else in Canada, according to a recent report.

A Statistics Canada survey found that 65 per cent of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians feel a "very strong sense of belonging" to their province.

To read the article, go to

No Plaisance for town of Placentia logo

Placentia's controversial new town logo will remain the same — disappointing news to some 500 residents who signed a petition, appealing the town to incorporate its French name, Plaisance, into the design.

To read the article, go to

Until next time, this is what crossed my desk this morning.


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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Canadian Air and Space Museum Set to Close

Anna-Louise Richardson, a videographer from Toronto, has written me about the closure of the Canadian Air and Space Museum. She wrote to say that the museum has recieved notice from developers that the museum will be evicted from the old DeHavilland Building at the old Downsview airforce base in Toronto.

She noticed that this blog had posted a press release from the North York Central Library's Canadiana Department about an appearance by Keith Hyde and his talk on the DeHavilland Mosquito (Wednesday March 7, 2012), and Anna-Louise said that reading it had compelled her to write me about the closure of the CAS Museum.

There is more information available about the museum here -

She said that the developers plan to demolish the building to put up a hockey arena. She goes on to say that it is "So sad....I have started to interview one WWII vet who volunteers there and hope to interview another who has written a book about his WWII experiences as a pilot. This place is rich in history and they need our help."

I checked the website the other day, and was impressed by the amount of information that they have made available. There is a full account of the closing of the museum, the awards that they have received, a history of the mueum, and a video and photo gallery.

She produces vidoes at There you can see interviews from two WWII pilots that volunteer at the CAS Museum. One is Philip Gray, who has written the book, "The Ghosts of Targets Past", about his time as a Lancaster pilot.