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Vintage plane lands in Shilo museum

A vintage Second World War aircraft, a Taylorcraft Auster Mark V, is now on display at the RCA Museum at CFB Shilo.

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A vintage Second World War aircraft, a Taylorcraft Auster Mark V, is now on display at the RCA Museum at CFB Shilo.

A vintage Second World War aircraft is now on display at the RCA Museum at CFB Shilo. The Taylorcraft Auster Mark V arrived from England last fall and is now ready to be put on display for the public to see.

The Auster Mark V is a high-wing, single-engine, tail-dragger, fabric-covered monoplane, built during the Second World War. This very aircraft was flown in action by Canadian gunner officers from 665 Air Observation Post Squadron (AOP) over northwest Europe.

 "We brought home a Canadian combat veteran," said RCA museum director Marc George. "There isn't a more powerful way to connect with what our soldiers have done than to see the artefacts they used. Now our visitors will be able to get face to face with an aircraft flown in action by Canadians in war."

The museum is currently open from 10 a.m.to 5 p.m. from Monday to Friday. After the Victoria Day weekend, the Museum is open the same hours all seven days a week until Labour Day.

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