Its a celebration of Canadian military aviation history and in honour of Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae.
Vimy Flight performed a commemorative flyover of the Vimy Ridge Memorial in France this past April to mark the centennial of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The pilots are commemorating Canadian military heroes of the past 100-years and celebrating our 150th year of nationhood.
And tomorrow morning at 11:00 am, five replica First World War bi-planes flown by active and retired military pilots will pass over the Guelph Civic Museum’s “Remember Flanders” statue at Guelph Civic Museum.
The statue was unveiled in June 2015 to mark the 100th anniversary of McCrae’s writing of the poem “In Flanders Fields”
The Vimy Flight visit to Guelph gets underway this morning at the Guelph Airpark.
Static and flying displays will be open to the public from 10:00 am til dusk. Mayor Cam Guthrie will welcome the visitors at 11:00 am.