Friday, 27 April 2012
Oshawa - CF86 Sabre
Location: N 43° 55.022 W 078° 53.641 Found at Oshawa Airport, at the north end of Stephenson Road, across the road from the museum.
Located in Airmen's Park, along with two other plaques and memorials, this CF86 Sabre is painted in the colours of the 416 "City of Oshawa" Squadron. The Oshawa airport was one of many used during time of war to train pilots. The Canadair(Montreal) built Mark V Sabre, was used primarily by the RCAF in Europe. The Mark V featured the more powerful Orenda 10 engine and was produced from 1953 to 1958. A total of 370 Mark V's were produced and used by the RCAF, with 75 being transferred to the German Luftwaffe in 1957.
The famed Golden Hawks aerobatic team began in 1959 and used the Sabre Mark V for their maneuverability and prowess in the air.
THIS CANADAIR MARK V SABRE JET,
PAINTED IN THE COLOURS OF THE
416 "CITY OF OSHAWA" SQN., IS
DEDICATED, BY GRATEFUL CITIZENS
OF OSHAWA AND DISTRICT, TO ALL
ALLIED AIRMEN WHO SERVED THEIR
COUNTRY IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM.
I have fought the good fight. I have
finished the race. I have kept the faith.-