Today in 2013, Ottawa Daily Photo started up, and with the exception of a short break at the beginning of Covid, it has kept going ever since.
One more look at the area I've been showing you, with the big Lancaster in profile.
Across from that area are a number of trainer aircraft of the Second World War. Early on the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP) was enacted, with young pilots of the Commonwealth air forces using various trainer planes in the vastness of Canada to learn how to fly before graduating onto combat aircraft. Here we have one of them: the North American Harvard II.
Beside it is the Avro 652A Anson, another training plane.
Here we have a model of a Canadian aircraft carrier of the time, the H.M.C.S. Bonaventure.
This ungainly device is the Link Trainer, a flight simulator that was an absolutely essential element of the BCATP.
Another trainer plane we'll look at more tomorrow: the Tiger Moth.