Four individuals, including a First and Second World War Royal Canadian Air Force member, and an RCAF air demonstration team will be recognized by Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame (CAHF) in 2020.
“In 2020, Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame will honour four Canadians and one organization for outstanding contributions to aviation,” said Rod Sheridan, chairman of the board for the CAHF.
“This year’s inductees are Clifford MacKay McEwen, a fighter pilot from the First and Second World Wars; Joseph D. Randell, a leader in Canadian commercial aviation; Shirley Render, author, historian and champion of Canada’s aviation heritage; and Canadian astronaut Bjarni Trygvasson. I am also pleased to announce that the Red Knight, the Royal Canadian Air Force’s solo demonstration team between 1958 and 1969, will receive the Belt of Orion [Award of Excellence].”
The awards will be presented at the Hall of Fame’s annual gala induction dinner and ceremony to be held in Calgary, Alberta, on June 4, 2020.
The 2020 inductions will be the 47th annual celebration of aviation accomplishment and will bring to 242 the number of Canadians who have been installed as members of the CAHF. In addition, 24 organizations will have been honored for their contributions by receiving the Belt of Orion Award of Excellence.
Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame is located at the Reynolds-Alberta Museum in Wetaskiwin, Alberta. For further information, visit their website (English only).