Bomber Command Museum of Canada Twentieth Anniversary Celebration
An outdoor pancake breakfast kicked off a full-day of celebration. During the breakfast military helicopters from No. 408 Squadron and the British Army landed to provide static displays for the day. The rear-turret was demonstrated to large crowds by Richard Adams, Maureen Love officially opened the new Pennemunde Display featuring her father’s logbook, medals, photos and story, the Lancaster’s starboard-inner was run-up, a Stearman and Tiger Moth flew by, and Tutor #177 was officially placed on display by Marg Liessens and Major Dan Robinson. Following the banquet, a slide show illustrating the twenty-year history of our museum was shown. Guest speakers were Don Pearsons, Director of History and Heritage for the Canadian Air Force and Dave Bashow, author of “No Prouder Place -Canadians and the Bomber Command Experience.” Flypasts by a Snowbird-marked Tutor and an Expeditor were enjoyed and then the Merlin was run-up for a second time.