FAQ's

Answers to some of our most frequently asked questions!
When do the Snowbirds arrive for Spring Training?

The Snowbirds generally train in April over the Comox Valley for approximately two weeks. The schedule is posted on the front page of our website as a courtesy for the public, but this schedule is fluid and weather dependent so any dates we post are subject to change, often with little or no notice. If you are planning a trip to the Valley to see them, please check for any updates!

What happened to the Y2K Spitfire?

In September of 2014, the Y2K Spitfire was moved to its new home in Gatineau, Quebec. Now known as the F/L Arnold Roseland Spitfire, it has become a part of Vintage Wings of Canada, a non-profit organization that dedicates itself to preserving and restoring Vintage Canadian Aircraft to flying condition. As part of the agreement, the Roseland Spitfire will fly over Comox again sometime in the future. In the meantime check out  Vintage Wings of Canada’s Website for more information!

How can I get my family member's military records?

We often have members of the public stop by and ask, “My dad served in Comox in 19-, can you tell me what he did here?” Unfortunately unless your family member was a prominent historical figure the answer is often no. The military does not keep records at Military Museums, but they do keep them at Library and Archives Canada. You can request your family members records by downloading the PDF at the Library and Archives Canada Website. We also have paper copies of this request form at the Research Desk in the Library.

I donated some artefacts to the Museum. Why aren't they on display?

As with all museums, CAFM does not have the space to showcase every item in our collection. If you have donated something and can’t find it on display it will most likely be in storage. We frequently rotate items and a new section is being built for temporary exhibits that will allow us to bring more artefacts out of storage!

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