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April 23, 2024
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Base31 receives historic warplane for new museum
<p>The Avro Lancaster KB 882, over Edmundston, New Brunswick (Photo courtesy of the Department of National Defence/National Air Force Museum of Canada)</p>
The Avro Lancaster KB 882, over Edmundston, New Brunswick (Photo courtesy of the Department of National Defence/National Air Force Museum of Canada)

The National Air Force Museum of Canada sent the retired Royal Canadian Air Force Lancaster KB 882 (active 1944-64) to Base31 this week. The disassembled plane, shipped on five flatbed trucks, will be restored and showcased in Hangar 1.

As if this were not enough news for today, the Lancaster KB 882 will form the first installation in a new museum, to open at the Base in 2025. Dedicated to its heritage as an air force training school, the museum will document the role of Camp Picton in the community, the nation, and the theatres of WWII.

Base31’s collaborative initiative might be only the beginning of a major renaissance, transforming Prince Edward County into a destination in world history.

This text is from the Volume 194 No. 12 edition of The Picton Gazette
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