Rare Footage of the Red Baron
The following is a rare piece of film, 100 years old. It shows Baron Von Richthofen, the so-called Red Baron, putting on a flying suit prior to flight in cold weather. If you look closely you will also get a brief glimpse of Hermann Goering. The Baron was shot down on 21 April 1918 by Roy Brown, a Canadian serving in the Royal Navy Air Services. Australia also claims that one of their machine gunners on the ground shot the Baron down, although subsequent research indicates that the fatal bullet came from above.
The Roy Brown Museum is located in Carleton Place, Ontario, the home town of Brown who was inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame on 4 June 2015.
Restored WWII Mosquito Aircraft
This video features a beautifully restored De Havilland Mosquito, one of the most versatile aircraft of World War II. A Fact Sheet on the Mosquito may be found pdf HERE (446 KB) . Turn up the sound and enjoy.
Universal Carrier Mk II
The CWM Universal Carrier Mk II is put through its paces by CWM staff at the recent celebration of the Museum's 10th anniversary of its relocation to the present site.
This video shows the CWM Grizzly being driven by Museum staff during the Museum's 10th Anniversary Celebration.
Musical Tribute to the Battle of Beaumont Hamel - “Sing You Home”
As part of the general Somme offensive, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment went over the top on 1 July 1916 near the Village of Beaumont-Hamel against well-entrenched German defences. The results were disastrous. Within thirty minutes, the Regiment suffered a crippling 324 killed and 386 wounded out of a total of 801 soldiers. 1 July is now a Day of Remembrance in Newfoundland.
The Regiment and that tragic day is remembered in this beautiful song and video sung by the Ennis Sisters from Newfoundland.