Captain A. Roy Brown Memorial

Our Mission

The goal of this organization is a fundraising effort, to erect a memorial statue in memory of local World War 1 Flying Ace, Captain A. Roy Brown, who was credited with the downing of Baron Manfred von Richthofen, "The Red Baron" on April 21st, 1918.

The War

Carleton Place, with a population of just 4,300 produced 23 military pilots during the First World War. Eight of these achieved the status of "Ace" with a combined 93 victories. A total of 199 Canadians received the Distinguished Service Cross. Seven pilots from Carleton Place received this award. Capt A. Roy Brown received the honour twice, and was inducted as a Member of Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame in 2015. The monument will include several plaques detailing the story of the local First World War pilots.


Roy Brown never lost a pilot under his command during the entirety of the war. A remarkable achievement considering the average lifespan of an allied pilot during the war was 17.5 flying hours. They used to call rookie pilots the 20-Minute Club because the life expectancy of a new pilot in combat in 1916-17 was 20 minutes.

Rise of Flight: The Death of the Red Baron

Help Us Reach Our Goal!

Raised: $64,850 Goal: $190,000

Raised so far:

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$50,000 - Veteran's Affairs Canada

$12,500 - Town of Carleton Place

$2,350 - Carleton Place BIA




Select one of the options below and receive a tax deductible receipt for your generosity.




  • As our thank-you, your name will be listed on this website.



  • As our thank-you, your name will be listed on this website and on a bronze plaque thanking donors, plus your choice of a commemorative t-shirt or ball cap.



  • As our thank-you, all of the above plus a personalized paver stone with your name engraved and incorporated into the landscaping of the monument.





  • As our thank-you, all of the above plus a print of the battle suitable for framing.



  • As our thank-you, all of the above plus a framed print of the battle, plus a limited edition print of the monument, signed and numbered by the artist.



  • As our thank-you, all of the above plus a limited edition bronze maquette (miniature version of the statue) signed and numbered by the artist.