Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Canadian Jets - Gloster Meteor F. III EE311

Gloster Meteor F. III EE311

Transported by ship to Montreal, Quebec from England in August 1945, reassembled and taken on strength with the Test and Development Establishment at RCAF Station Rockcliffe, Ontario, in September. Operated in standard RAF Fighter Command markings and paint scheme. Piloted at air shows in Quebec and Ontario by S/L Shan Baudoux, F/L Bill McKenzie and F/L Jack Ritch, before the aircraft was disassembled and transported by train in December, 1945 to the Winter Experimental Establishment in Edmonton, Alberta.

Crashed enroute from Namao, Alberta to Hamilton, Ontario into Helen Bay Lake, Northern Ontario, in June, 1946, after improvised external fuel tank malfunctioned. Salvaged after being submerged for six weeks, later dismantled and returned to England.

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