Image from the Claude Latour collection with our sincere thanks.

 The Golden Centennaires, similar to the ones in this later picture taken at the fair, flew overhead in Tutors as part of the official ceremonies at Expo 67. 

"The Golden Centennaires were formed in 1966 as Canada neared it's 100th birthday in 1967, with W/C O.B. Philps (later "father" of the Snowbirds air demonstration team) as commanding officer. The team criss-crossed Canada in 1967 in their gold and blue Tutors, captivating air show audiences from coast to coast. However, they flew only during the Centennial year after which the Canadian Armed Forces were once again left without an aerobatic performance team, until the Snowbirds were formed at CFB Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan in 1970." -- source: National Defence of Canada.


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