Welcome to the Comox Air Force Museum

Open Tuesday ~ Sunday 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Admission by donation

HOW TO GET HERE

The Comox Air Force Museum is located at the main entrance to 19th Wing Comox, our local military base, on the corner of Ryan Road East and Military Row.

If you are coming via Ryan Road East, you will be driving right up to our parking lot, and there is lots of signage to help guide you. Same thing goes if you come via Military Row, just keep going past the Recreation Centre and look for us kitty-corner across the road from Canex.

How to get to the Comox Air Force Museum

Our physical address is Military Row, Lazo, BC V0R 2K0

Please Support the Comox Air Force Museum

Primary funding for the care and preservation of our artifacts comes from donations and grants to the Comox Valley Air Force Museum Association.

News and Events

60th ANNIVERSARY of NORAD

You may recall a previous post introducing the CF-18 Demo Team's 2018 colour scheme.  The design honours NORAD.   Today marks the 60thAnniversary of the North American Air Defense Command ( NORAD ). In order to establish a defensive air shield over North America...

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1953 Ford ¼ Ton Truck

Even before World War II ended in 1945, the Cold War was clearly coming, and Canada and its Allies started rearmament programs. In 1951, the Willys-Overland Motor Company of Toledo, Ohio began production of the M38 ¼ Ton Truck, more commonly known as “Jeep”, to replace the World War II Jeeps of the US Army. It was a light general purpose cargo and personnel vehicle, which was adaptable to reconnaissance, command, communications, medical, and other logistical roles. The Ford Motor Company of Windsor, Ontario built the M38 CDN, under licence from Willys, for the Canadian Forces. As the M38 CDN production began in 1952, a newer model, the M38A1 CDN was already in the works, and this line ran over a span of two decades and through three models before being phased out in the early 1970’s. As of 1971, there were 2,266 Jeeps in Canadian service.

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MAY 8th ~ VE DAY

Today is VE  Day, a day of remembrance, the day that commemorates the end of World War II, specifically in Europe.  Victory in Europe Day, generally referred to as VE Day, was the public holiday celebrated on May 8th, 1945 to mark the formal acceptance by the World...

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