The 700 (City of Edmonton) Royal Canadian Air Force Association has donated $20,000 towards washroom upgrades at the Alberta Aviation Museum.
The Alberta Aviation Museum is in the middle of a fundraising drive to raise $120,000 towards the upgrades and repairs of its washrooms. With today’s donation from 700 Wing, the museum has about $77,000 left to raise towards its goal.
One of the 700 Wing’s missions is to promote and preserve the history and heritage of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The Alberta Aviation Museum, both the building at 11410 Kingsway and the exhibits on display, have a rich air force history for the Edmonton area. This donation matches the Wing’s mission.
The Royal Canadian Air Force built the aircraft hangar that houses the Alberta Aviation Museum during the Second World War for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. It is the only double-long, double-wide hangar of its type left. The BCATP gathered men and women from the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand to train pilots, navigators, and other aircrew to support the Allied war effort.
The Alberta Aviation Museum Association incorporated in 1980 as a group of aviation and history enthusiasts and lodged in temporary facilities at the Edmonton City Centre Airport through the 1980s. In 1990 they partnered with a diverse group of other like-minded aviation groups, under the leadership of the former-Edmonton Aviation Heritage Society, who approached the City of Edmonton about leasing the hangar on Kingsway.
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