Military History Books
by Harold A. Skaarup   www.SilverHawkAuthor.com   
 
Aircraft preserved in Canada 6: Warplanes in Quebec, Gatineau, Vintage Wings of Canada

Canadian Warplanes preserved in Quebec,

Vintage Wings of Canada

The aim of this website is to locate, identify and document every historical Warplane preserved in Canada.  Many contributors have assisted in the hunt for these aircraft to provide and update the data on this website.  Photos are by the author unless otherwise credited.  Any errors found here are by the author.  French Translation of the technical data presented here would be appreciated.  Corrections, amendments and suggested changes may be emailed to the author at hskaarup@rogers.com.

Une traduction au français pour l'information technique présente serait grandement apprécié. Vos corrections, changements et suggestions sont les bienvenus, et peuvent être envoyés au hskaarup@rogers.com

Data current to 28 Nov 2018.

Vintage Wings of Canada (VWC), Gatineau Airport, 1699 Rue Arthur Fecteau Street.  VWC is a not for profit, charitable organization, with a collection of historically significant aircraft.  The facility is located at the Gatineau-Ottawa Executive Airport, Quebec.  It was founded by former Cognos CEO and philanthropist Michael U. Potter.  Most of the aircraft in the collection are in flying condition, or being restored to flying condition and are frequently flown.

Bellanca Citabria 7GCBC (Serial No. 38772), CF-BSY.

 (Author Photo)

Boeing PT-27 Stearman Kaydet (Serial No. FJ875).

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

 (RAF-YYC Photo)

 (RAF-YYC Photo)

 (Author Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Peter Handley Photo, courtesy of VWC)

Canadair CL-13 Sabre Mk. 5 (Serial No. 23314), C-GSBR, Hawk 1.

 (Author Photo)

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Curtiss-Wright P-40N Kittyhawk (Serial No. 399).

 (Author Photo)

de Havilland DH.82C Tiger Moth, (Serial No. 8869), CF-DHQ.

 (Author Photo)

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de Havilland DH 83C Fox Moth (Serial No. 4033), C-FYPM.

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (Serial No. 1588), C-GXPM.

Fairchild Cornell.

 (Armchair Aviator's Photo)

 (Author Photo)

Fairey Swordfish Mk. III, RCN (Serial No. HS554), C-GEVS.

 (Armchair Aviator's Photo)

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Fleet 16B Finch Mk. II (Serial No. 63).

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, previously with CWH, now in the USA, Reg No. N72NW, painted with the same markings currently used by the VWC Corsair.

 (Author Photo)

 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

 (Ken Mist Photo)

Goodyear FG-1D Corsair, USN (BuNo. 92106), painted as KD658/X-115, (Serial No. 3367), C-GVWC.

 (RCAF Photo)

Hawker Hurricane, RCAF (Serial No. 2326), armed with 20-mm cannon, ca 1944.

 (Kogo Photo)

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 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Hawker Hurricane Mk. IV, RAF (Serial No. KZ321), Reg. No. CF-TPM, previously G-HURY, currently the only airworthy Mk. IV.  KZ321 was built in the Kingston upon Thames factory in 1942 in England.  It served with 6 Sqn RAF in Grottaglie, Italy, and other squadrons in Greece and Yugoslavia.  Abandoned in Israel in 1947, the aircraft was returned to the UK in 1983.  It was acquired by the Vintage Wings of Canada Collection, in 2006.  Vintage Wings of Canada, Gatineau, Quebec.

 (J.S. (Steve) Bond Photo)

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Canadian Car & Foundry Harvard Mk. 4, RCAF (Serial No. 20451), C/N CCF4-242, CF-ROA.

 (John Davies Photo)

 (Alain Rioux Photo)

North American P-51D-25NA Mustang, USAAF (Serial No. 44-73463), RCAF (Serial No. 9575), "Oklahoma Miss", on display at the Ottawa Airshow in 2005 before being repainted in RCAF colours for the Foundation For The Preservation and Display of Historic Aircraft collection in Gatineau, Québec.

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North American P-51D-25NA Mustang, USAAF (Serial No. 44-73463), c/n 122-39922, RCAF (Serial No. 9575), previously "Oklahoma Miss", Reg. No. N351D, currently CF-VPM, painted in RCAF 442 Squadron colours as worn in 1945.  Michael Potter, Vintage Wings of Canada, Gatineau, Quebec.

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 (Aldo Bidini Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire LF Mk. XVIe (Serial No. SL721), C-GVZB, 421 Squadron, N9721WK.  Owned by Michael Potter.  Refinished in the markings of AU-J from No. 421 Squadron RCAF.

Supermarine Spitfire F Mk. XIVe (Serial No. RM747).  This aircraft is in storage.  It served with No. 322 (Dutch) Sqn, No. 350 (Belgian) Sqn, No. 451 (Australian) Sqn, before serving with the Royal Thai Air Force as (Serial No. Kh.14-5/93).  During the 1980s it was part of a playground at Sawankalok, Thailand.

 (Mike Kaehler Photo)

Supermarine Spitfire HF Mk. IXe, (Serial No. TE294), painted as (Serial No. MK304), Y2K.  The remains of this fighter were rescured from a South African scrapyard in the 1990s and partly rebuilt by volunteers at the Comox Air Force Museum as a millennium project and as an homage to the wartime pilots of 442 Squadron.  442 is currently an RCAF Search and Rescue Squadron based at 19 Wing, Comox.  TE294 arrived at Gatineau, Quebec in late September 2014 and was restored at Vintage Wings of Canada.  It is now airworthy, and was first flown 7 June 2017.  It is painted as (Serial No. MK304), Y2-K as flown by Flt Lt Arnold Roseland, RCAF No. 442 Squadron, and is now flying in British Columbia.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3584064)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV, RCN (Serial No. PR494), with silver spinner.  This aircraft was used for cold-weather testing, Armstrong, Ontario, 21 May  1947.

 (Author Photo)

Supermarine Seafire Mk. XV project.

 (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3581600)

Westland Lysander, RCAF (Serial No. 418), 21 Jan 1940.

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Westland Lysander Mk. III (Serial No. 1206), C-FVZZ.