Donation to Aero Space Museum
Last week I was in Calgary and one of the reasons for the trip was to deposit my father’s many photo albums, films, stills and documents relating to his service in the RCAF with the Aero Space Museum. It seemed like the best fit. I had offered the material to the Beaton Institute of the Cape Breton University a few years ago, but archivists Catherine Arseneau and Jane Arnold wisely suggested the collection of hundreds of images and other material should go somewhere more “national”. The Calgary museum’s focus includes the history of the RCAF. Calgary was also where my father was born, and one of their buildings is an old hangar I suspect he was in during the Second World War when he was out west.
I was delighted to find within the museum, among their collection of planes, what would seem to be the very plane my father and other crew were flying in the photo I have posted below. It’s an Avro 652 Anson Mk. II.