88R16477 CW-D
  By: Bell of Kaufman H.R. No. 550
         WHEREAS, The No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum in
  Terrell is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a freestanding
  institution on November 8, 2023; and
         WHEREAS, Established during World War II as part of the
  Lend-Lease Act, the No. 1 British Flying Training School in Terrell
  was one of six schools in the United States set up to support
  England's wartime efforts by training pilots for the Royal Air
  Force; between 1941 and 1945, more than 2,000 pilots attended the
  school, and many of the British trainees formed lifelong bonds with
  the residents of Terrell, who welcomed the student pilots into
  their homes and their community; each year, there is a Remembrance
  Day ceremony at Oakland Memorial Park to memorialize the 20 cadets
  who passed away while training in Terrell; and
         WHEREAS, The No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum was
  started by former cadets with the mission to honor the sacrifices
  made by the pilots, educate citizens about the cooperation between
  Britain and America, and honor the connections made between the
  cadets and the people of North Texas; aviation enthusiasts, history
  buffs, and veterans alike are drawn to the museum's fascinating
  holdings, which include artifacts, photographs, logbooks, aircraft
  models, training materials, equipment, uniforms, and other
  memorabilia; initially housed at the Terrell Municipal Airport, the
  museum opened its location on Silent Wings Boulevard on November 8,
  2003; and
         WHEREAS, Since its founding, the No. 1 British Flying
  Training School Museum has celebrated a little-known chapter of
  World War II history while honoring the strong bond of friendship
  between two great nations, and it is a pleasure to recognize this
  important milestone in the history of the institution; now,
  therefore, be it
         RESOLVED, That the House of Representatives of the 88th Texas
  Legislature hereby commemorate the 20th anniversary of the No. 1
  British Flying Training School Museum at its current location and
  extend to its volunteers, board of directors, and staff sincere
  best wishes for the future; and, be it further
         RESOLVED, That an official copy of this resolution be
  prepared for the museum as an expression of high regard by the Texas
  House of Representatives.