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CAHS November meeting

November 30, 2023 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

The next chapter meeting will take place at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, 2088 Wellington Avenue, and by Zoom on Thursday, November 30 at 7:00 pm.

speaker this month is John Peden, who will speak about his father. Murray Peden was a Second World War RCAF bomber pilot. A Thousand Shall Fall, his autobiography, covered his enrolment, training in the BCATP, operational service flying Stirlings and Flying Fortresses with a Royal Air Force squadron, and his homecoming. It has been called “one of the finest war memoirs ever written”.

John was born in 1955, and is the eldest of Murray Peden’s three children (another brother who passed away in 2013 as well as a sister, who retired from her career as an M.D.). Winnipeg is his lifelong home. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Manitoba in 1979, and articled that year with the Manitoba Department of Justice. He went on to enjoy a long career with them as a Crown Attorney, only retiring in 2022. He is married with two grown children (and two young grandchildren).  He has had a lifelong love of music, playing the piano, the trombone, and the bagpipes. He still plays the pipes with his son in the St. Andrew’s Pipe Band of Winnipeg and dabbles in writing pipe music and teaching the pipes with the Lord Selkirk Robert Fraser Memorial Pipe Band.

Registration for this meeting is required at CAHS-MB.

The meeting Zoom link will be provided around two hours before the meeting. Please register early enough to receive the link.

Meetings are free and open to CAHS members and everyone interested in Canadian aviation history. Donuts and coffee are included!

204 293-5402

2088 Wellington Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3H 1C5 Canada


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