The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum (CATPM) will be hosting Canadian Armed Forces Day, and they'll be celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), all on the first Sunday in June.

"Come and join us in this family friendly event and get up close with the various aircrafts from the RCAF, along with our own flying aircraft that include the Cornell, Tiger Moth, Harvard, Stinson and the Fleet Finch," shares CATPM Executive Director, Stephen Hayter, "and you'll have an opportunity to speak to the plots that fly them."

Celebrating Canadian Forces Day and the 100th Anniversary for the RCAF makes for an exciting summer, notes Hayter.

"The RCAF turned 100 on April 1st, and throughout this summer we'll be having various events. But for the past two years we've had an event to commemorate and celebrate the Canadian Armed Forces and so on the first Sunday of June we'll be showing off our aircraft of course, and we'll have pilots on deck, and we also expect the RCAF to be participating. So, we're excited to see what they might bring out to us."

Hayter says on the June 2nd event there will be participation from Canadian Forces members from CFB Shilo, as well as other local museums, and community groups.  He adds there will also be other aircraft on site and vintage vehicles and displays from other various aviation and military groups such as 26th Field Artillery Regiment, an RCA unit which is part of the Canadian Forces Primary Reserve that trains at the Brandon Armoury.

At such a significant event as this, the CATPM likes to take the opportunity to show their deepest appreciation to their many volunteers and supporters of the museum that celebrates flight training for World War II soldiers.  "We certainly couldn't do what we do without our volunteers and the commitment they have to restore our aircraft."

Please listen to more with Stephen Hayter below!

CATPM Armed Forces Day, will be held on Sunday June 2, from 10 am to 3pm.

"And the great thing about it is that it's a family-friendly event.  As long as the weather is nice, we'll have some bouncy castles for the kids, and we'll be selling hotdogs in our canteen. and we just hope people can come out and celebrate the RCAF and the Canadian Armed Forces with us!"

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is located at McGill Field, Brandon Airport. 

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for six to seventeen, 5 and under free; Family rate $25.00 (2 adults and 2 youth)

The Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum is one of the seven Manitoba Signature Museums, a Manitoba Star Attraction and a National Historic Site.