Aviation Artistry Mural

Roy Brown Mural

The Town of Carleton Place is justifiably proud of one of its iconic figures, and now has an enormous wall mural to tell the story. A ceremony took place just after Remembrance Day 2012, at which the town unveiled the mural immortalizing one of its famous sons: World War I Flying Ace Captain A. Roy Brown (1893-1944). Located at 224 Bridge St. in the downtown core, the piece, painted by area artist Shaun McInnis, depicts the air battle that brought down the infamous Baron Manfred von Richthofen – known as the Red Baron – in 1918. In addition to his WWI exploits, there are lots of interesting stories around Brown, including a connection to Ian Fleming’s James Bond tales. For more info, contact the Carleton Place Chamber of Commerce at 613-257-1976 or www.cpchamber.com.

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