UPDATE: C-17 Globemaster Flypasts Cancelled for Remembrance Day Ceremony

Photo Courtesy of the Galt Museum and Archives

A C-17 monument unveiling is still scheduled to go ahead as part of this year's Remembrance Day ceremonies in Lethbridge.

A C-17 Globemaster flyby planned for Lethbridge's outdoor Remembrance Day ceremony has been cancelled. Due to a change in operational requirements, members of the 429 Bison Squadron will no longer fly over the cenotaph outside City Hall Saturday afternoon. The squadron was adopted by the City of Lethbridge in 1944, but the relationship fell by the wayside when the squadron disbanded in 1946. Wayne King, with the local 702 Wing Royal Canadian Air Force Association, says the friendship was renewed in 2008 with then Mayor Bob Tarleck granting the squadron "Freedom of the Sky." King says with a couple of exceptions including this year, a Remembrance Day flypast has taken place every year since then. An official unveiling of a monument honouring the friendship between the 429 squadron and the City will still go ahead as planned. A morning Remembrance Day ceremony will also take place in the South Pavilion of Lethbridge Exhibition Park from 9:30am to 11:30am on Saturday. -Tina Giesbrecht/Sam Borsato
 
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