Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

February 20, 2009 14:50 ET

Media Advisory: Minister of Veterans Affairs Pays Tribute to Canada's Air Force Veterans

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 20, 2009) - The Honourable Greg Thompson, Minister of Veterans Affairs, will pay tribute to Canada's Air Force Veterans during the opening of an exhibit, "Canadian Wings: A Century of Flight" at the Canada Aviation Museum.

Location: Canada Aviation Museum
11 Aviation Parkway
Ottawa, Ontario
Date: Monday, February 23, 2009
Time: 7:00 p.m.

During the First World War, close to 25,000 Canadians served with the British air service as pilots, observers and mechanics in every theatre of the war. At the beginning of the Second World War in 1939, the Royal Canadian Air Force was the smallest of Canada's three services. By 1945, it had expanded to the fourth largest air force of the Allied powers.

Contact Information

  • Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor
    Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs
    Richard Roik
    Director of Communications
    Canada Aviation Museum
    Christina Lucas
    Manager, Communications and Marketing
    613-447-7631 (cell)