HERITAGE AIR PARK CLOSES FOR THE WINTER SEASON

HERITAGE AIR PARK CLOSES FOR THE WINTER SEASON

Our Heritage Air Park will close for the winter season, effective Wednesday, November 15th.  The Heritage Stones will be covered in their “winter blankets” at this time as well; if you have any questions about the stones, please visit the Museum for help. Also available in the Museum’s Library are two photo albums showing the aircraft and vehicles that belong to our Museum; please come in for a look to learn more about them!...

“COMOX AIR FORCE MUSEUM ~ OUR STORY”

You might remember that our Programme Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Jon Ambler wrote a book chronicling the first 30 years of our Museum’s history.  We quickly sold out and after a number of people requested a copy, we reordered another series.  Of those, we have just ten left! If you’d like a copy, they are available in our Gift Shop for a $30 donation.  We hope you’ll consider purchasing...
REST IN PEACE, IRV FRASER

REST IN PEACE, IRV FRASER

Our Museum has lost a beloved volunteer, Irv Fraser.  Our Programme Manager and Volunteer Coordinator, Jon Ambler, wrote, ” For over a decade, Irv was our handyman and builder, and there is no part of our Museum that did not benefit from his skill and effort.  When we say something was ‘Irv built’, it means that it was built remarkably strong… he had a funny expression for everything, and took great joy and pride in his work. A ‘Spirit of the Volunteer’ winner a few years ago, Irv represented all the very best attributes of a member of our Museum family.  He will be terribly missed.” In no particular order, here are some memories of Irv’s time with our Museum.                   Rest in peace, Irv…...
FROM THE GALLERY

FROM THE GALLERY

Today’s chapter from the gallery is an attempt to recognize and honour the people who make our museum what it is.That of course means the men and women who sacrificed so much through conflict but also the great team that runs our museum. Having celebrated our country’s 150th, I thought it a great time to take a quick look at some of these characters. When you come in to visit our museum, the gallery tour begins with a look at WWI and the very beginnings of our air force. We began with just one pilot and one plane in 1914 under the command of Col. Sam Hughes. We continue through time and enter WWII; our displays begin to tell the stories of men such as Flt Ltn. Ray Brewster, MiD, born in Victoria, B.C. who flew light to medium bombers throughout the war. Another BC boy was Ltn. Robert (Hammy) Hampton.VC, DSC,MiD. ‘Hammy’ was born in Trail, BC. One of our most loved and respected men on display is W/C James Francis (Stocky) Edwards CM,DFC&bar,MiD. He was born in Saskatchewan, but now lives in Comox. We are blessed to still have visits and he is always happy to talk to those who are eager to hear a first hand account of his story. I hope the man and this fantastic historical resource will be around for a good while longer for us to honour. I have not included their stories as I want you to come in and visit as there are many more stories to go along with these.   When you do come in for a visit, this...
CANADA DAY AT LEWIS PARK ~ THANK YOU!

CANADA DAY AT LEWIS PARK ~ THANK YOU!

The Comox Air Force Museum tent was definitely a place of interest on Canada Day.  We were so happy to have so many visitors and personal interactions with them!  Special thanks to Jon, Steve, Len, Mike O., and Gary W. for manning our booth; thanks too to Bobbi and Kevin for driving our jeep in the parade! Here are a few memories, courtesy our volunteers, from the day ~                      ...
CANADA DAY ~ CELEBRATE WITH US!

CANADA DAY ~ CELEBRATE WITH US!

Saturday, July 1st, marks Canada’s 150th Birthday!  Join us as we participate in the parade and then celebrate in Lewis Park that day. We’ll have a tent on the grounds, as well as our Jeep.  In addition, our Gift Shop manager, Deb, will be there with a few items for sale. We’re looking forward to seeing you there! For those of you looking for an indoor activity, our Museum will be open for the day, from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m....

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