101 Oakland Road
The Montreal Chapter is a crossroads where aviation veterans and aviation enthusiasts can meet.
Many of our members are involved in researching and writing history or had a front row seat to it. Others have no aviation background but want to know more about aviation, its history and its impact on Québec and Canada. Everyone is welcome – visitors and guests included!
Montreal has been one of the main centers of the Canadian aviation industry for years, and our chapter is ideally located to participate in and record this history. Every month we feature a keynote speaker and because we follow a mid-day format (1100-1300 hours), we now include a small lunch: sandwiches, veggies, cookies, coffee and bottled water.
Come and be a part of our community!
101 Oakland Road
Meetings: Third Thursday every month (except December, June, July, August)
Location: Point Claire Royal Canadian Legion, 365 St Louis Ave, Pointe Claire (Between Sources and St John)
Time: 1100 Hours
Landing Fee: $5 for lunch
Annual Fee: $20
This includes 6 annual chapter newsletters, L’Avion. Click here to see past issues.
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Guest speaker at the November 19 meeting of the Montreal Chapter of the Canadian Aviation Historical Society will be Timothy Dubé, former Military Archivist with Library and Archives Canada and long-time Newsletter Editor and Chairman of the CAHS Ottawa Chapter.
Seventy-five years ago this year, one of the most storied battles in military history took place in the skies of England – the Battle of Britain. More than one hundred Canadian airmen (pilots, observers, and air gunners) are known to have participated in that four-month long air battle during 1940. Using the personal letters, flying log book, and combat report claims of one of those Canadian airmen, William Lidstone “Willie” McKnight of the RAF’s No. 242 Squadron – probably the outstanding Canadian fighter pilot of the Battle of Britain and the first eighteen months of the Second World War – along with newspaper accounts of the day and other resources, including historical photographs and modern computer-generated imagery, Tim will put the personal story of this Canadian fighter pilot, “One” of British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill’s “The Few,” within the larger historical context of the opening months of the Second World War and the Battle of Britain.
Meeting starts at 11:00 AM and is at the Pointe Claire Legion Hall, at 365 St-Louis. Light lunch is provided, for which a $5.00 voluntary contribution is requested. Everyone interested in the history of civil or military aviation is welcome. For further information call 450-463-1998.
Would you like to join the Montreal Chapter of the CAHS? Our annual membership fee is $20 CAD per year.
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Please note: This is ONLY for membership in the Montreal Chapter. If you would also like to become a national member and receive the Journal, please click here.
CAHS AGM in Montreal (Saint Anne de Bellevue) June 2 - 5, 2010 All photos taken by Christian Aubert, Dick Pickering, Blair Burns and Gary Williams are now available on the Link of the month! Check it out and download your photo.
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