I've read with interest your web page dedicated to the Avro Arrow. My main attention was drawn to Arrow artifacts that are on show at RCAF Memorial Museum in Trenton. I have a short story that might just peek your interest:
Just after February 20,1959 a group of military aeronautical engineers, who had worked on the Arrow, were sent to the Avro plant in Malton to either remove or destroy everything connected with this aircraft's production. At the plant a one twenty-fourth wooden scale model of the Arrow was discovered showing all armaments and avionics. At that time the team decided that this model would not be taken from them. Lots were placed in a box and the name drawn, Brig. General Joe Romanow, became the "keeper" of the model. This priceless historic gem remained hidden in basements for just over forty years. During this time it had become badly damaged. Mr. Romanow's granddaughter, a student at a school of which I was a staff member, brought this model to my attention after a CBC TV production, The Arrow, was aired about one and a half years ago.
To cut a detailed story short I was able to fully restore this model which was later presented to RCAF Memorial Museum, Trenton by the base's Chief Administration Officer who, ironically, is the daughter of retired Brig. General Joe Romanow. This model is now on display.
If you would like any further details concerning this story please feel free to contact me.
Last Update: May 28, 1999.