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Museumís Anson Restoration Project
ANSON #7135 STARTED LIFE IN AMHERST N.S.
By Wayne Bailey
On a recent trip to the Annapolis Valley, Amherst Businessman and amateur historian Mr. Bob Barnes handed a Journal, featuring Canadian Cars and Foundry's wartime involvement in the construction of the Anson aircraft to Greenwood Military Aviation Museum Board Member Wayne Bailey. The donation of this booklet is a welcome addition to the Archives of the Museum, and contains the names and photos of many of the people who brought their unique skills, talents and diligent efforts to the wartime effort at a time of great need.
This Journal compiled and written by Dartmouth resident Weston Baxter recounts many of the events that happened during the planning and construction of the Anson and conveys a sense of the work ethic found in Amherst. This year marks the 100th Anniversary of powered flight in Canada and the construction of Anson aircraft in Nova Scotia is one of many proud moments in Canadian Aviation History.
The museum, our Anson reconstruction crew, and 14 Wing Greenwood, appreciate and thank Mr. Bob Barnes and Mr. Weston Baxter for their efforts and the donation of this journal.
Rev. 29 Feb 2012