Look to the skies – Vimy Flight to fly over Remember Flanders statue at Guelph Civic Museum

Look to the skies – Vimy Flight to fly over Remember Flanders statue at Guelph Civic Museum

GUELPH, ON, July 7, 2017: In celebration of Canadian military aviation history and in honour of Lt. Col. John McCrae, Vimy Flight will conclude their visit to Guelph Tuesday, July 11 with a ceremonial flyover of the Remember Flanders statue at Guelph Civic Museum.

Five replica First World War bi-planes, piloted by active and retired military pilots, will fly over the statue at 11:00 a.m. Vimy Flight is made up of four Nieuport II, 2 Sopwith Pups and one SE5.

Remember Flanders was unveiled at Guelph Civic Museum in June 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of McCrae’s writing of the poem, In Flanders Fields.

Vimy Flight performed a commemorative flyover of the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France this past April to mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The squad is currently on a Canadian tour, engaging with communities coast to coast to coast to commemorate Canadian military heroes of the past 100 years and to celebrate our 150th year of nationhood.

The Vimy Flight visit to Guelph begins at the Guelph Airpark Monday, July 10, with a welcome by Mayor Cam Guthrie at 11 a.m. and static and flying displays open to the public from 10 a.m. to dusk.

Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk Street.

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Sarah Ball | Canada 150, Guelph 190 Coordinator | Guelph Museums
Public Services | City of Guelph
T 519-836-1221 x 3392
E sarah.ball@guelph.ca

 

Posted by Sarah Ball on July 7, 2017

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