GATINEAU, QC. – Over 100 Canadian veterans of the Burma Campaign will make a special visit to Vintage Wings of Canada.
Veterans from across Canada will gather this weekend in Ottawa to mark the 65th anniversary of the end of the Second World War.
One of the less commonly known areas where Canadians made a contribution during the Second World War was in Southeast Asia, specifically India and Burma. Approximately 8,000 Canadians served in this area during what became known as the Burma Campaign. Of those who served, several were members of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) or the Royal Air Force (RAF).
“We welcome groups of all ages and sizes here at Vintage Wings. This visit in particular will be a very memorable event,” said Jay Hunt, Vintage Wings volunteer. “Commemorating veterans is one of our main objectives; it’s why we exist. For a group of this magnitude, representing one of the least portrayed campaigns in our military history, it will be an eye-opener and one we will never forget.”
Date: 14 August
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Event/Location: Vintage Wings of Canada hangar, 1699 Arthur Fecteau St, Gatineau, QC.
Note to Editors: Media wishing to attend are requested to RSVP to Alison Slack, Event Coordinator no later than 13 Aug by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Katy Longair by email at email@example.com by phone at 819-669-9603 Ext 221.
For more information on Vintage Wings visit www.vintagewings.ca
For more information about Canadians in South East Asia and the Burma Campaign visit www.vac-acc.gc.ca