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Sopwith Camel on Display at the Legion

Photo by Dave Steers

Posted on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Sopwith Camel

The Canadian Museum of Flight will have a full scale replica Sopwith Camel on display in Pemberton this Saturday and Sunday. During it's stay the plane will be on display in the Pemberton Legion parking lot. The museum has been on the road this summer displaying the plane at various locations around B.C as part of their outreach program. The goal of the program is to expose people in the lower mainland to amazing aircrafts from previous generations.

About the Aircraft

The Sopwith Camel is a single seater fighter plane introduced during WWI. The fighter was used by the Royal Air Force (RAF) beginning in 1917 and throughout the duration of the war. This means that Canadian members of the RAF would have used this aircraft during the later years of the war. During the war the fighter was credited with shooting down 1294 enemy aircraft, making it the most successful allied fighter aircraft during the first war.

You can find the Sopwith Camel on display at the Pemberton Legion on Sunday afternoon, Saturday 28th or Monday morning September 29th.