Chase R.

St Catharines, Ontario


The Lancaster Bomber

My video on the Lancaster Bomber talks about why I chose to learn about it, it's history, the crew, interesting war facts, and importance to Canadian history. Also included are interview segments with Mr. Greg Hannah — former Lancaster Crew Chief, and Mr. Al Mickeloff — Director of Marketing, Canadian Heritage Warplane Museum.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned that in the beginning it isn't always easy, but the end result is 100% worth it. So you shouldn't give up and keep trying. If I had given up I wouldn't be where I am today in the Young Citizens program.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

The most interesting thing I learned were all the different tasks the Lancaster Bomber did. It flew Arctic Resistance, did Maritime patrols, did long-range anti-submarine patrols, allied food drops, and even air-sea rescues. I didn't know that the Lancaster Bomber did other things besides bombing.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Today we have peace and freedom, but if it were like the times in World War II my father might be sent off to war and I might not see him for months or years on end. Also, during the war the Lancaster Bombers flew without radar or radios. Nowadays we would fly with those and GPS systems. It would be a lot easier to do their bombing raids now.