It certainly has been a busy week at CAFM. Don Smith, from the Phoenix Consultancy, arrived Monday afternoon to prepare for the installation of our new exhibit, 443 Sqn. Unfortunately the panels did not arrive until Wednesday but Don and his colleague Doug Wournell had plenty to keep them busy once they had finished inspecting the panels. As we all know, a museum is never complete, it just keeps evolving, so Don and Doug spent the time researching images for our next installation. NO, I won’t tell you what that it is- you’ll just have to wait until October!


Installation was well on it’s way by the time I arrived at 10 am. I took my tablet and started taking pictures, but soon switched to video. It’s quite a feat to install these panels and it wasn’t helping that we had a lot of enthusiastic young visitors around- (not that we want to discourage visitors but it does tend to make things a little more interesting!) The second set of panels went up

without a hitch after lunch and to top off the day, the model of HMCS Vancouver was installed. This absolutely first rate model may have cost a bunch, but it is certainly worth it!DSC_0014






Our photographer, Len Philips came in after lunch as well and took these fantastic photos of a sweaty, tired, but satisfied group of hard working men!

I was lucky enough to sit down with Don Smith of the Phoenix Consultancy and talk to him about his work, which will be the topic of my next post.