Comox Air Force Museum

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Comox Air Force Museum
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Established 1987
Location CFB Comox, 19 Wing Comox, Lazo, British Columbia
Type military aviation museum
Website http://www.comoxairforcemuseum.ca/

The Comox Air Force Museum collects, preserves, interprets and exhibits artifacts relating to CFB Comox, its squadrons and its units.[1] The museum is located at the main gate of CFB Comox, located in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The museum opened its doors in the current location 12 September 1987. In addition to the exhibits, the museum has an aviation reference library and an aviation art gallery. The Heritage Air Park where the aircraft are on display is located 500 metres down the road from the museum as is the Y2K Spitfire restoration hangar.

Aircraft[edit]

The following aircraft are on display int the Comox Air Force Museum's Heritage Air Park located 500 meters from the Museum:

Exhibits[edit]

First World War[edit]

This exhibit displays artifacts from the First World War focusing on airman from the West Coast.

Second World War[edit]

This exhibit has many artifacts from the Second World War some of which include:

UN Peacekeeping[edit]

This exhibit displays many artifacts from Canada's part in UN Peacekeeping missions.

NORAD[edit]

19 Wing's Squadrons[edit]

  • Present Squadrons Exhibit: This exhibit displays artifacts from squadrons currently serving at Comox.

Vehicles[edit]

See also[edit]

Affiliations[edit]

The Museum is affiliated with: CMA, CHIN, OMMC and Virtual Museum of Canada.

References[edit]

  1. ^ A-AD-266-000/AG-001 Canadian Forces Museums –Operations and Administration 2002-04-03

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 49°42′53″N 124°54′30″W / 49.7147°N 124.9084°W / 49.7147; -124.9084