vampire pavilion


Help preserve this iconic RCAF aircraft

How to donate

Donations under $5000 can be made in person at the museum by cheque, cash, credit card or debit or online by clicking on the button below. Donate to CAFM RCAF 2024 Projects.

For more information on donations above $5000 or to donate gifts in kind, please contact Major Caldwell:

Phone: 250.339.8211 Ext. 8205

All donations will be eligible to receive
a tax receipt.

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Architectural drawings courtesy of Tom Dishlevoy Architecture Ltd.

To mark the 100 year anniversary of the Royal Canadian Air Force in 2024, 19 Wing and the Comox Valley Air Force Museum Association are fundraising to construct a pavilion to house the DeHavilland Vampire Mark III, tail number 17031. The aircraft is currently being stored on the Base away from public sight.

Be a part of bringing this iconic aircraft back into the public eye for all to see. We are seeking your financial support to raise $1.5 million to facilitate the construction of a pavilion in the Comox Air Force Museum Heritage Air Park.

The 1948 DeHavilland Vampire Mark III, 17031, was taken on to the Public Account of the Comox Air Force Museum at 19 Wing Comox on 5 May 2000. Arriving in flying condition it was declared an artifact in February 2001. Impossible to store outside due to its unique wooden construction it has been kept in a hangar since its arrival.

It is time to put the Vampire on display.

Download brochure here.