WWII Lancaster pilot and author, Philip Gray, on the Canadian Air and Space Museum

WWII Lancaster pilot and author, Philip Gray, volunteers at the Canadian Air and Space Museum, sharing his knowledge with the public. The museum has been told by its landlord (crown corporation Downsview Park) that they must be gone by March 31st. The building is being turned into a hockey arena. The building is Plant #1, the former de Havilland Aircraft building. It is home to the Avro Arrow replica, and is also where the Canadarm, Lancaster, Beaver, Tiger Moth and other significant Canadian contributions to air and space were made. It is not only a site to honour and remember our veterans, it is also reflection of Canadian innovation and our collective past. Rich in Canadian history, this building was rightfully given Historical Designation in 1993, but now it has mysteriously been removed and will be practically demolished for a hockey arena.

Philip Gray, on behalf of all the volunteers, asks for the public to help. Please listen…

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  1. Jeremy Flashman -  January 1, 2019 - 12:42 pm 44449

    I had the ultimate honour of meeting Philip at his book signing at Duxford. I spent a good hour chatting to this great man.

    I was in tears at the end our our chat and I’ll never ever forget him. Neither can I describe what he meant to me after listening to him with my eyes welling up with tears.

    God bless X

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