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deHavilland Vampire and Canadair F-86 Sabre

Registered Name: New Brunswick Aviation Museum, Inc.

Business No: 803212737RR0001

deHavilland Vampire and Canadair F-86 Sabre

The New Brunswick Aviation Museum was donated a deHavilland Vampire Mk III in December 2020 by the family of the late Allan Rubin and now we have to get it packed up and shipped from southern Ontario to its new home in Miramichi, NB. The Vampire has strong ties to New Brunswick - in 1949, 421 Squadron was re-formed in Chatham and provided with Vampire aircraft to become Canada's second jet fighter squadron. Vampires were also used at No. 1 (Fighter) Operational Training Unit until they were replaced by the F-86 Sabre. Your donations will be used to help cover the cost of transportation and then obtaining the parts and accessories needed to restore this aircraft to running condition.

Chatham was the Canadian home of the Sabre from 1951 until 1968. It was flown at 1 (Fighter) Operational Training Unit until the Sabre left operational service in Europe and was replaced by the CF-104 Starfighter. From 1963 on, it was used to train pilots for low level flying at the Sabre Transition Unit before they moved to Cold Lake, Alberta to learn how to fly the CF-104. In 1959, the RCAF Golden Hawks were formed in Chatham, NB using the Sabre Mk 5 and then the Sabre Mk 6 to thrill audiences throughout North America. Obtaining a Sabre is one of the Museum's top priorities. Your donations will help us bring a Sabre home to New Brunswick!