Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bomber Command Museum at Nanton, Alberta

This Lancaster bomber sits in front of the museum.

During World War II, England was under air attack within easy reach of the Nazi enemy.

Thus, many warplanes were built and pilots trained far away from the theatre of war, under an international arrangement called The Commonwealth Air Training Plan. Many of these were built in Canada, in places like Nanton, Alberta, now the site of a museum to commemorate those times.

Planes were ferried across the Atlantic and flown by international pilot groups under the direction of Britain's Bomber Command.

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