Tuesday, 1 April 2014
Location: Peel Region N 43 42.702 W 079 38.022
Found in Wildwood Park, 3430 Derry Road East.
The village of Malton is now part of the City Of Mississauga, and played a key role in aircraft production and development for several years.
This memorial is featured in two parts. First is the traditional cenotaph, second is a static aircraft displayed in the same park.
The aircraft is a CF-100, which was produced nearby in Malton, from 1951 to 1958. It bears the markings of the 414 Squadron from CFB North Bay. A plaque on the cement pedestal gives thanks to the local production of this all-weather fighter from the cold war era. The CF-100 monument was erected on this site in 1974 by the Malton branch 528 of the Royal Canadian Legion.
The Malton Legion was also a driving force behind the 1978 unveiling of the cenotaph which pays homage to the war dead of Malton and surrounding regions.
LEST WE FORGET
OF OUR COMRADES
WHO PAID THE
SO THAT WE MAY
LIVE IN PEACE
THE CF-100 ALL-WEATHER FIGHTER
POWERED BY ORENDA ENGINES, WAS
DESIGNED AND MANUFACTURED IN
MALTON. IT WAS THE FIRST ALL-
CANADIAN MILITARY AIRCRAFT.
692 CF-100'S AND OVER 2000 ENGINES
TO POWER THEM WERE PRODUCED
IN MALTON BETWEEN 1951 AND 1958.
THIS HISTORICAL MOMENTO WAS ERECTED
BY MALTON BRANCH 528, ROYAL
CANADIAN LEGION, IN CO-OPERATION
WITH THE CITY OF MISSISSAUGA.