RCAF MEMORIAL MUSEUM
VISITING HOURS -
FALL & WINTER SUMMER
5 days Wednesday through Sunday
days per week
October 1 - April 30 May 1 - September 30
10.00 am to 5.00 pm 10.00 am to 5.00 pm
Admission is Free! Toll-Free Phone: 1-866-701-7223
Please note: the 'AdAstra DB' will not be available until problems have been corrected.
THE RCAF MEMORIAL MUSEUM TO RECEIVE A NEW NAME!
Brigadier General Tom Lawson, Wing Commander 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, has authorized the decision of the Board of Directors to rename the RCAF Memorial Museum to the "National Air Force Museum of Canada". The name change will occur gradually and be completed by 1 April 2008.
This unanimous decision by the Board was made to accurately reflect the Mission of the Museum: "to collect, preserve, and display historical artefacts and archival material pertaining to the people, missions, and equipment of Canada's Air Force."
"The re-naming of this Museum is in keeping with its national status declared by the Chief of Air Staff in September of 1999. It is vitally important for our facility to encourage and recognize current and future serving Air Force members and to educate the youth of tomorrow" said Museum Board chairman LCol (Ret'd) Peter McCulloch. "Since 1914 with the canadian online casino formation of the Canadian Aviation Corps, there have been seven distinct Air Forces by name. Today the Air Force is known as Air Command. Our Museum, given its national mandate, is responsible to tell the Air Force story to the 50,000 visitors that pass through our doors annually. We believe that it is critical that our name accurately reflect these 93 years of history today and in the future. And, in keeping with the tremendous accomplishments of the Royal Canadian Air Force, we intend to re-name the Museum Air Park, The RCAF Memorial Air Park, to commemorate the proud 44 year history of the distinguished organization (1924 - 1968)."
As time progresses and the newly expanded facility is completed, many of the artefacts presently in storage will be put on display for the first time since they were acquired. Included in these new displays will be representations of Air Force operations in Europe, the Middle East and Asia that have been conducted since 1989.
The National Air Force Museum of Canada is Quinte's largest tourist attraction. It is located at 220 RCAF Road in the City of Quinte West. 613-965-RCAF (7223). For further information please contact: Chris Colton, Executive Director, National Air Force Museum of Canada, 613.965.2208.
The Museum has established a small research department that is prepared to assist our visitors on researching a variety of topics. Please forward your question to: [email protected]
DONATIONS OF AIR FORCE-RELATED ITEMS
The Museum will continue to accept Air Force-related
items (memorabilia, books, and documents) into our collection. However, due to
storage restrictions while construction of the new Museum is taking place,
please ensure that prior to donation you provide an canadian online slots itemized listing, including
a brief description of every item e.g. title, timeline, provenance (history)
either by email
([email protected]), regular mail or to the front desk. If
possible, images (digital or photo as applicable) should also be provided.
This link will take you to a printable "Donation" form in Adobe Reader format: Afterwards, please click on this one to print out the "Listing Form": If you do not have one you can download it free from this link: Download Adobe Acrobat 7 .
Please do not bring items to the Museum without abiding by this process.
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