Dedicated to the people and projects of AVRO Canada & Orenda Engines Limited
Bruce was an Air Force vet who started with Avro sometime after 1951, if anyone remembers Bruce please let us know and we will pass along the info to his family..
The following text is from Bruce's daugher:
He worked at Avro & helped build the C. F 100's. He worked as a Riveter and also started to build the Avro Arrow and he was so proud of it! He was in charge of a crew that went to Cold Lake, Alberta to teach the Air Force how to maintain the C.F 100's. He did the same at Trenton and North Bay. Dad was an Air Frame Mechanic on the C. F 100's. Dad and his Crew were in North Bay when Black Friday accured. They were told to go back to Avro immediately. When they got back, they were told they were finished working there. Dad was a very smart man. Its a terrrible shame that the Avro Arrow was destroyed. My father passed away April 22, 1990 of Lung Cancer. Thankyou for this opportunity to write this to you. Hopefully their will be someone who will remember him.
The following pictures have been supplied to AvroLand by Bruces daughter Christine Woods:
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