This model kit was built in the early 1960s.
It’s probably one of the first kits of the Handley-Page Halifax released by Airfix in 1961.
Jean-Paul Corbeil, the veteran I have been seeing since 2010, got this model airplane in the 60s as a gift from a young boy. This young boy often came to his sporting goods store in Rouen-Noranda to look at the model kits he was selling as well as sporting goods. Mr. Corbeil always wanted to get a hold of a model kit of the Halifax, but none were available.
The boy’s father was a travelling salesman, and when he saw one he bought this Airfix model kit so his son could buid it and give it as a gift to the veteran air gunner who flew on a Halifax during World War Two.
Jean-Paul Corbeil on the left in front of KW-O
The code KW-Y on the airplane is correct, and seemed to have been painted on.
I have decided to keep this model as original as the one built in the 60s. Only the missing parts were taken from another model kit.