70th LEND LEASE CELEBRATION MARCH 2011
 
Seventy years ago, in early 1941, prior to the US entering WWII, Churchill and Roosevelt met secretly off the coast of Newfoundland. They agreed Roosevelt would ask Congress to pass the Lend Lease Act allowing British Royal Air Force Cadets to be trained in the US by civilian instructors. The 1st British Flying Training School in the US was constructed in Terrell, TX. American instructors trained over 2,000 RAF Cadets in Terrell between 1941 and the end of WWII. The hospitality of local citizens united our countries in a bond of friendship and peace.

You are invited to celebrate
70TH ANNIVERSARY of LEND LEASE
between the BRITISH COMMONWEALTH, CANADA and the USA

and the founding of the

FIRST BRITISH FLYING TRAINING SCHOOL
TERRELL, TEXAS

Thursday - April 7, 2011 . 10:00 – 2:00
British Flying Training School Museum
Terrell Airport, 119 Silent Wings Blvd
Terrell, Texas

PROGRAM
11:30 AM – 2:00 PM


Key Note Speakers
PAUL LYNCH
British Consul General

PAULA CADWELL ST-ONGE
Canadian Consul General

Exchange of Proclamations
JEB HENSARLING
Representative ~ State of Texas

KAUFMAN COUNTY
CITY OF TERRELL OFFICIAL
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Music
TERRELL HIGH SCHOOL JAZZ BAND & CHOIR

RESERVATION REQUIRED
Tickets (include lunch) ~ $25
Reservations must be made no later than
Thursday , March 31
Order tickets on line and pay through Pay Pal HERE
or email request to bmardis@bftsmuseum.org or
mail request with check made out to
BFTS Museum, Box 6, Terrell, TX 75160
or phone 972-551-1122

THE IMPORTANCE OF BFTS IN PRESERVING OUR FREEDOM
“I shall never cease to be grateful to Mr. Churchill for his leadership during the war; his speeches were a tonic to us here in the United States as well as to his own people. The real affection which he had for my husband and which was reciprocated, he has apparently never lost. It was a fortunate friendship. The war would have been harder to win without it, and the two men might not have gone through it so well if they had not had that personal pleasure in meeting and confidence in each other’s integrity and ability.”
This I Remember ~ Eleanor Roosevelt, 1949