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- 5 October: Manitoba's War Effort Takes Flight
5 October 2015
Manitoba's War Effort Takes Flight
On October 4, 1915, the Manitoba government issued an Order-in-Council authorizing the provincial treasurer to purchase a combat-ready “aeroplane” for supply to the Imperial Government’s Royal Air Corps. The government allotted a sum between twelve and fifteen thousand dollars to the project, and made a recommendation that the plane be flown by a Manitoba pilot, George C. Mills, who had received flight training at the Curtiss Aviation camp in San Diego, California.
Shown below is a copy of the official request made by the provincial treasurer to purchase the aircraft, and the original Order-in-Council authorizing the purchase.
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