Location: Lanark County N 44 53.759 W -76 01.405
On the north side of Lombard Street, In Victoria Park.
This memorial is dedicated to the 443 (Rideau Wing), and to all those who served and trained in the "Yellow Peril" during World War II. This iconic aircraft was used by thousands of young airmen as they trained with the BCATP before heading to Great Britain and joined the fight in the air over Europe. The Harvard on display here is numbered 443, to honour 443 Rideau Wing of the Royal Canadian Air Force Association.
One of the symbols etched into the stone plaque is that of the 1967 Canada Centennial Year, indicating that this memorial was erected as a centennial project in 1967.
Situated in a busy area alongside the Rideau Canal, Victoria Park is named after Queen Victoria, and now is home to a campground, picnic area, playground and boat docking amenities. A beautiful reminder of the sacrifices made by so many young flyers in our fight for freedom.
(Royal Canadian Air Force Association crest)
443 (RIDEAU) WING
TO THOSE WHO SERVED
THE YELLOW PERIL
BASIC TRAINER FOR THOUSANDS
WHO LEARNED TO FLY
IN DEFENCE OF THEIR COUNTRY