The Royal Canadian Air Force
—Lest we forget / Nous nous souviendrons —
The Royal Canadian Air Force has stood on guard for Canada since 1924. Over three hundred and twenty five Sackville area residents and students of Mount Allison University have served in the R.C.A.F. both here and abroad from the First World War until today. Of those members of our Air Force, seventy four made the ultimate sacrifice by laying down their lives in the name of freedom and democracy. It is our responsibility to ensure that they are never forgotten and to honour all who have served in the past and will serve in the future.
The Avro "Anson" was widely used as an instructional aircraft in the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan during the Second World War, at Moncton and Chatham, NB for pilot, navigation, bombing, gunnery, and radio instruction. The example shown here was built in Amherst, NS just across the marsh from Sackville, and was one of nearly 3,000 built in Canada of more than 11,000 built worldwide. It remained in production from 1936 until 1952.
Propeller from Avro Anson twin engine trainer as flown at 8 SFTS Moncton during the Second World War
Donated by the family of the late F/L Rodger Ritchie RCAF
This memorial is dedicated to the 90th Anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force, 2014.
RCAF Navigators Wings Second World War
RCAF Heraldic Crest
L'Aviation royale du Canada défend
L'Avro Anson a été grandement utilisé comme avion de formation dans le Programme d'entraînement aérien du Commonwealth britannique pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, à Moncton et à Chatham au Nouveau-Brunswick pour la formation des pilotes et pour la formation sur la navigation, les bombarements, l'artillerie et la radio. L'exemple montré ici a été construit à Amherst en Nouvelle-Écosse juste en face du marais de Sackville et était parmi près de 3000 construits au Canada et plus de 11000 construits dans le monde. Il est resté en production de 1936 jusqu'en 1952.
Helice du Avro Anson avio d'instruction bimoteur tel que pilote a l'epm No 8 Moncton durant le deuxieme guerre mondiale
Donation de famille du defunt Capt Avn Rodger Ritchie ARC
Ce mémorial est dédié au 90e anniversaire de l'Aviation royale
Ailes de navigateur de l'ARC Seconde Guerre mondiale
Emblème héraldique de l'ARC
Location. 45° 53.864′ N, 64° 21.925′ W. Marker is in Sackville, New Brunswick, in Westmoreland County. Marker is at the intersection of Bridge Street (New Brunswick Route 106) and Weldon Street, on the left when traveling east on Bridge Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Centennial Park, Sackville, New Brunswick E4L 3N7, Canada.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battle of Normandy (here, next to this marker); HMCS/NCSM Sackville (a few steps from this marker); War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise's) Ferret Armored Car (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Dr. Copp's House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Marshlands Inn (about 150 meters away); Copp Block (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sackville.
Also see . . .
1. British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) 1940-1945. (Submitted on August 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Royal Canadian Air Force Official Website. (Submitted on August 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Avro Anson. (Submitted on August 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Avro Anson. (Submitted on August 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Air & Space • Man-Made Features • War, Cold • War, World II •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 67 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 4, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.