Mission & Vision
Halifax 57 Rescue (Canada) is dedicated to preserving the Handley Page Halifax bomber aircraft and its international heritage earned during the critical and victorious air combat operations of World War Two.
Not only are we actively raising the financial support, through corporate and public sponsorship, to find and recover RCAF and RAF Halifax LW170 “our holy grail of aircraft” (ditched and intact in deep waters north-west of Donegal, Ireland) but we are also going worldwide to locate, retrieve, and rebuild all Halifax bomber aircraft parts and artifacts.
All of these activities of our historic group, in the form of saving of Halifax aircraft, are the ultimate tribute to our bomber crews of the RCAF and RAF who flew, fought, and sacrificed so much so we could have Freedom and peace.
Study and remember this:
70% of all RCAF Canadian airmen killed-in-action in bombers were flying in combat in their beloved HALIFAX.
28,000 of the 40,000 bomber combat flights done by the RCAF, in the British RAF Bomber Command, were flown on the HALIFAX.
70% of the (1592) RAF British airmen killed-in-action, while flying with the Canadian RCAF bomber squadrons, were flying the HALIFAX.
70% of the (840) “RCAF Americans” killed-in-action, who volunteered to fly for Canada and joined the RCAF, were flying the HALIFAX bomber.
The facts are obvious and the numbers so compelling that to any student of history and person who appreciates their Freedom of today will see that this precious item was won for you over 70 years ago by young warriors whose average age 21! And they flew the HALIFAX.
So if we were to select one, just one aircraft of Bomber Command, that symbolizes this great and honourable effort and sacrifice of our bomber crews, that ties together the nations of Canada, the USA, and the UK with a common bond of our lost young aircrews then surely it must be the HALIFAX, above all others, that we would seek out and preserve in memory of our bomber boys of our 3 nations.
We hope you will join us in our journey and support us in this world-wide quest to bring all things Halifax and her glorious heritage back to our people as the ultimate tribute for our bomber boys of Canada, the USA, and the UK.
Remember, WE LEAVE NO HALIFAX BEHIND.
70 years ago the Handley Page Halifax Was used as a bomber in WW2 against Hitler. Many of the Halifax Aircraft are still accessible with time, patience and funding.
We will raise funds to research, retrieve, restore, and display the Halifax aircraft. through part of the research we find out a magnificent amount of details about the the crew, bombing runs, and the final piece of where the aircraft may be located. We will share all our information once we have collected and verified all content, and if necessary contact the living families of the and crew we might find.
Our vision is to see several of the Handley Page Halifax on display in many different location throughout the globe. Sharing the importance of a great war machine
Halifax 57 Rescue (Canada) is dedicated to preserving the Halifax and its international heritage and is actively raising the financial support, through corporate and public sponsorship, to find and recover Halifax LW170.
Successful Recovery of the Halifax NA337
The photo (Left) is of Halifax NA337, a Halifax bomber recovered from Lake Mjosa, Norway in 1995.
Karl Kjarsgaard was the project manager for the recovery.