Canada's History (December 2015-January 2016) and Warbirds International (January-February 2016)

Canada's History

Canada's History (formerly the Beaver) has a nicely illustrated 10-page cover feature on the Canadian airmen who helped to win the Battle of Britain. This issue also has a good photo of the Avro Jetliner when it visited Winnipeg on Jan. 12, 1951.

Warbirds International JanFeb2016

Warbirds International has two features of interest to Canadians. One is an extensive feature by the magazine's Canadian editor, Doug Fisher, on the recovery of a derelict Lysander, serial number Y1364, near Portage la Prairie. The article includes research by Jerry Vernon, CAHS Vancouver Chapter President, on the probable history of this aircraft. It appears to have been built by Westland in Britain as c/n Y1364, which would mean that it went to the Royal Air Force as V9313 before heading to the RCAF where it became RCAF 1590. In all, 1,427 Lysanders were built in the U.K. and 225 in Canada. Some 104 U.K.-built Lysanders were shipped to Canada.

The other article is a four-page, well-illustrated story on the fleet of seven Canso water bombers flown by the Quebec government.

Editors note: A similar article, with the research page by Jerry Vernon, CAHS Vancouver Chapter President, is also appearing in the current issue of the New Zealand-based magazine, Classic Wings, Vol. 22, No. 1 (Issue 99) and may also appear in one of the UK magazines such as AEROPLANE or FlyPast.

Classic Wings is available by subscription, and can also be found at newsstands in Canada and the U.S. effective with this issue.