Event: 75th Anniversary DAMBUSTERS
Date: May 12, 2018
Location: Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum
Time: 9 am to 5 pm
Admission: Regular admission rates apply - Adult (18 – 64) $15, Senior (65+) $13, Student (13 – 17) $13, Youth (6 – 12) $10. Free admission for museum members.
Enjoy a day at the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum and learn about the Canadian involvement in the famous Dambuster Raid with a presentation by accomplished author, journalist and broadcaster Ted Barris.
1 pm Presentation - Ted Barris follows his well honed and highly successful approach of combining vivid characters with thumping narrative in his presentation of "Canadian Dambusters". Operation Chastise was the daring attack on German dams carried out on May 16/17, 1943 by Royal Air Force 617 Squadron Lancasters. Of the 133 airmen who took off on the Dams Raid, 30 were Canadian and 15 of them did not return.
Official Dedication - In memory of this daring raid and the Canadian involvement, the port side of our Lancaster will wear the markings of Wing Commander Guy Gibson's aircraft, AJ-G ED932 in honour of the Dambuster's 75th Anniversary. For leading the raid, Gibson was awarded the Victoria Cross and his crew (including two Canadians) each received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
We will also be inviting family members of all Dambusters to this occasion.