BCATP aircraft flown during World War II

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Our Museum’s Collection

Although the museum's collection of aircraft has grown significantly over the years, the Society remains focussed on its goals of honouring those who served with Bomber Command and the BCATP.…

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Aircraft of Bomber Command

In 1939 the only aircraft available to Bomber Command were twin engined and includedthe Whitworth Whitley, Bristol Blenheim, Handley Page Hampden, and Vickers Wellington. As the war progressed the swift, twin-engined de avilland Mosquito…

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Canadian Built Avro Lancasters

A total of 430 Avro Lancaster Mk. X's were built in Canada by Victory Aircraft Limited at Malton, Ontario. They are listed below and information regarding each of the 430…

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The Lancaster Bomber

During the 1930's few would have foreseen that Britain would be as isolated and vulnerable as it became in 1940. Indeed, few people today understand how threatened the future of…

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FM159 Visits Bermuda

by Bernie "Shorty" Hazelton CWO (Ret'd) In January, 1955 during my tour with No. 404 (MR) Squadron at Greenwood, Nova Scotia as a flight engineer, our crew was tasked to…

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From the Log of FM159

Mr. Clark was a pilot with 407 Squadron based at Comox, British Columbia. During the 1950's the Squadron flew Lancasters and the following is Bert's description of one of his…

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Lancasters After The War

Lancasters continued to serve with Britain's Royal Air Force after the war, primarily as a maritime reconnaissance aircraft for Coastal Command. Bomber Command squadrons continued to use the Lancasters until…

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Lancaster Aircrew

The bond between the members of a bomber crew was intense and one can sense their spirit in the above photograph.It was taken on 29 January, 1944 of a No.…

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Post-War RCAF Lancasters

Beginning in the late 1940's, over one hundred Canadian-built Lancaster Mk. X's that had been placed in storage following the war were modified to nine different configurations for post-war service.…

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Airspeed Oxford

Known to hundreds of R.A.F. aircrew as the "Ox-box", the Oxford first appeared in 1937 as a military development of the 1934 Envoy feeder-liner, and was the first twin-engined monoplane…

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