WWII aviation heroes to be honoured in
ASainte-Anne-de-Bellevue aviation museum will honour a WWII squadron on Aug. 4.
The Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre will pay tribute to the 70th anniversary of the WWII 425 Alouette Squadron with an exhibition and visit by gunner Gilbert Boulanger, who was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. There may also be a flypast by an F-18, according to organizers, who called the 425 Alouette Squadron the most important Squadron in the history of the Royal Canadian Air Force. The group are said to have made vital contributions in the war against Germany while also suffering heavy losses. The CAHC event will include a conference on the history of the 425 Alouette Squadron, a reunion of squadron members, a book signing, the opening of a new display and a dedicated to the squadron.
The event will be held at the Canadian Aviation Heritage Centre, located between highways 20 and 40, at 21111, chemin Lakeshore in Sainte-Anne-de-Bellevue. For more information, call 450 293-8047.