Drogue plane takes off for gunnery practice

Place North & Central America: Canada, Saskatchewan
Accession Number ART21956
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 28.4 x 34.3 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description watercolour with pen and ink over charcoal on paper
Maker Warner, R Malcolm
Place made Canada: Saskatchewan
Date made 1944-08
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


A Lysander plane taking off at No.2 Bombing and Gunnery School, Mossbank. Lysanders where used as drogue-towing planes for air gunnery practice by trainees under the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) by which many Australian airmen were trained in Canada. Ralph Malcolm Warner joined the Army in 1941. He was a Camouflage Officer and official war artist, appointed in April 1943. He served in New Guinea from June 1943 to July 1943, and then in Canada attached to RAAF and the Empire Air Training Scheme (EATS) from mid 1944 to early 1945.

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