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As well as aircraft and artifacts, the museum displays an aviation art collection related to Bomber Command and the BCATP. Visitors to the museum enjoy some 250 pieces of aviation art that are integrated into our displays and all of which relates to our collection and the history that is our mandate.

The collection includes 52 original paintings (15 of which were commissioned by the museum), over 55 limited edition prints, over 85 non-limited edition prints, and 57 replica nose art paintings on pieces of Lancaster and Halifax aircraft skin.

Rainer Picture – The Best of the Snowbirds
Photographer Bill Johnson wrote the following description of the effort that went into acquiring this wonderful photograph. It is taken from his book, "Snowbirds from the Beginning" and presented here with his permission.

Rainer Picture – The Best of the Snowbirds

The Nanton Lancaster Museum's Tutor (#177) was flying as #9 when what is generally regarded as one on the finest photos ever taken of the team was obtained on July…

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David Mould Collection
"Whathellwuzat" -Notes next to a preliminary drawing in David's sketchbook indicate that this painting was to be titled "Whathellwuzat." The horrendous shock of the explosion in the blackness of the night is being experienced by the crew after an enemy fighter has attacked the Lancaster, hitting the starboard-inner engine and setting it on fire.

David Mould Collection

Born in Regina in 1924, David Kenneth Mould joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in April, 1943 at the age of seventeen. Initially he trained as a pilot at No.…

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Clarence Simonsen Nose Art
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Clarence Simonsen Nose Art

Clarence Simonsen Biography Mr. Nose Art Introduction The American Airpower Heritage Museum's Collection The Canadian War Museum's Collection Museum's Nose Art Archive The Bomber Command Museum's Collection Nose Art Replica…

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Nose Art Archive

With the cooperation of Clarence and others and a huge amount of work by Katelyn, the museum has created a database of information and photographs of all the RCAF, RAF,…

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Ian W. Bazalgette VC DFC

"You'll have to put her down Baz, we're badly on fire." Flight Engineer George Turner told his pilot what he must have already known. The bomber was 1000' above the…

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Harold Veresh Collection
B-17

Harold Veresh Collection

Harold Emery Veresh was born July 1, 1945 in Stoughton, Saskatchewan, the eldest of eight children born to James Steven Veresh and Irene Agnes Vallee. Harold received his education in…

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John Rutherford Collection
The First Of The Ten Thousand

John Rutherford Collection

Since the early 1990's the Bomber Command Museum (formerly the Nanton Lancaster Air Museum) has enjoyed a special relationship with prominent aviation artist John Rutherford of Kamloops, British Columbia. During…

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Nose Art Replica Paintings
No. 107 Squadron

Nose Art Replica Paintings

None of these pieces is actual wartime work on original aircraft skin. Rather it is "replica" nose art, painted fairly recently but on actual skin from a wartime aircraft.

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Commemorative Paintings
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Commemorative Paintings

Snowbird Presentation Panel Clarence titled this panel, "The Three Faces of No. 431 Squadron". It was presented to No. 431 Air Demonstration Squadron (The Snowbirds) by the Nanton Lancaster Society…

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Full Size Nose Art Replica Paintings
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Full Size Nose Art Replica Paintings

S/L Donald Patterson, "B" Flight Commander with No. 426 Squadron, selected Halifax LW-207 as his aircraft and flew the aircraft on sixteen operations. It was assigned the markings "OW-W" and…

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