Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum Fundraising Appeal

Following the full overhaul of three of FM213's Rolls-Royce Merlin engines, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum's Avro Lancaster B.X should return to the airshow circuit this year. The museum has also received the generous gift of a Spitfire Mk.XVI from the Canada Aviation & Space Museum, so it has launched an appeal to help both fund its restoration and cover the costs of their normal operations. (image by Richard Mallory Allnutt)

As many readers will know, the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (CWH) in Mount Hope, Ontario received a marvelous gift from the Canada Aviation & Space Museum last October, in the donation of Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVIe TE214. With such gifts comes great responsibility, of course, since the CWH now needs to finance the airworthy restoration of this magnificent fighter. Raising the roughly CAN$2.5M this effort will likely involve is in addition to what the organization already needs to keep their present airworthy fleet aloft. Furthermore, the collection’s Avro Lancaster B.X (FM213) has just been through a significant overhaul, which included zero-timing three of its four Rolls-Royce Merlin engines at a cost of some CAN$600,000. As a result, the museum has chosen to launch a fund-raising appeal to help cover some of these costs.

To learn how to contribute to the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, please click HERE.



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