While volunteers with the Nanton Bomber Command Museum were honoured last week, efforts are continuing to bring a Halifax bomber to the town.

Right now most of one sits 45 feet deep off the coast of Sweden.

Karl Kjarsgaard says of the three Governor General's award recipients, he's the newcomer with a big project ahead.

"I'm the add-on kid that's wanting to save a Halifax bomber from under water in Sweden and bring it to Nanton so we have two heavy bombers in the Bomber Command Museum," he says. "We got started last summer, in July, diving on the Halifax bomber, it's in 45 feet of water, it's been there 76 years, it's a major part of a Halifax."

He says they have about 30 per cent of a Halifax already at the museum which makes the recovery of the bomber off the coast of Sweden all the more important because it would provide all the pieces they need to complete the plane to go next to the Lancaster.

Kjarsgaard says they're still in need of donations for the project while the museum will expand to double its current size in the next three years..

He says the Governor General's award just points out that people are watching and keeping track of what they're doing.


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