Friday, February 20, 2009


…AVRO CANADA's glorious accomplishments.

50 Years Ago Today

Black Friday - February 20, 1959

PM John A. Diefenbaker cancelled the Avro Arrow Project in the Canadian Parliament in the morning on this date exactly 50 yrears ago.

And Crawford Gordon , President of A. V. Roe Canada laid off every Avro Canada employee in the afternoon.

13, 500 of them!

No aircraft to manufacture…no need for employees!

(Photo Credits: Avro Newsmagazine)

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