CANCELLED – Operation Manna’s 75th Anniversary


Unfortunately, the museum has had to cancel this event.
We are saddened by this, but are doing our part to keep our community safe during this Global Pandemic.





In honour of Operation Manna’s 75th AnniversaryLET’S FILL THE LANCASTER !!

The Bomber Command Museum of Canada encourages people to gather non-perishable food items from April 19th to May 9th and bring it to the museum on Saturday.

  • Pasta (canned or dry) and pasta sauces.
  • Canned meats and fish.
  • Meat alternatives (peanut butter, soy, assorted nuts)
  • Canned goods (beans, soups, and stews)
  • Dairy (canned, and powdered milk)
  • Canned vegetables and fruit
  • Cereal – Oatmeal, dry boxed cereal

The museum will then give it to the Nanton Food Bank or Veteran’s Food Bank.

Food Concession (baked goods, hot dogs, hamburgers, refreshments) in North Hangar hosted by the High River Hospital Auxiliary.

11:45 a.m. Main Hangar – Rear Turret Demonstration by Museum Vice President Dan Fox

12:00 Noon – Main Hangar – Cake Cutting

12:30 p.m. – Main Hangar – Special presentation about Clifford MacKay McEwen, “Black Mike,” fighter pilot, air vice-marshal.

1:00 p.m. – Main Hangar – Dr. Stéphane Guevremont presentation.

Dr. Guevremont is a former aircraft mechanic with ten years of practical experience in the Canadian aeronautical industry and at the National Aviation Museum of Canada (Ottawa). He completed a Ph.D. Degree program at the University of Calgary in 2010 on “The Development of a Canadian Aircraft Industry, 1909 – 1949.” In addition, Stéphane holds a CEGEP Degree in Aircraft Maintenance, a B.A. (First Class Honours) in History from McGill University and a civilian M.A. in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada (Kingston). He currently teaches European and military history, is a columnist on CBC French Radio in Alberta and presents public lectures across Canada.




Operation Manna and Operation Chowhound were humanitarian food drops, carried out to relieve a famine in German-occupied Netherlands,  undertaken by Allied bomber crews during the final days of World War II in Europe.

Wikipedia Dates: Apr. 29, 1945 – May 8, 1945







** Engine run-ups are subject to the aircraft being serviceable and other factors .
*Engine run times are subject to change.

Hourly Schedule

Collecting non-perishable food for Operation Manna 75th

11:00 a.m.
Lancaster Engine Run
Cake Cutting
Main Hangar
1:00 p.m.
Main Hangar
2:00 p.m.
Lancaster Engine Run
Bikes and Bombers 2019
Bikes and Bombers 2019 - Main Hangar
F2T FM159 with replica Torpex Munitions