Royal Canadian Air Force Second World War British Commonwealth Air Training Program Memorial

Giant Royal Canadian Air Force crest embedded in the paving stones at the Memorial entrance

(Photo: Lyle Gawletz - Museum Photo Reproduction Unit)

The unveiling of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) Second World War British Commonwealth Air Training Program (BCATP) Memorial took place September 10, 2014 in Brandon, Manitoba. It pays tribute to the airmen and airwomen of the British Commonwealth who lost their lives in the Second World War. The memorial is impressive in both size and scope. It comprises 300 feet of black granite etched with 19,256 names, an eight-foot bronze airman and 12,000 square feet of paving stone, including a 60-foot RCAF wing in full colour.

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The Memorial is located at the Commonwealth Air Training Program Museum at Brandon Municipal Airport (McGill Field) on HW #10, 1.6 km north of the City of Brandon, Manitoba, Canada. Latitude: N 49 54' 35" Longitude: W 99 57' 03"

Side view of the 100-metre-long granite Memorial Wall displaying over 19,000 names.

(Photo: Bill Hillman - www.airmuseum.ca)

Towering bronze statue of the BCATP Airman overlooking the Memorial Wall

(Photo: Bill Hillman - Volunteer Museum Webmaster)

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