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A Pictorial View of the Comox Valley
Canadian Forces Base, Comox
Comox Air Port (YQQ), Little River Ferry.
Lest We Forget
Lest We Forget
The strategic defense location of Canadian Forces Base Comox was opened in 1942. Except for a brief closure after WW II this only Canadian air base on the West Coast has been the heart of Comox ever since. To learn more about aviation history visit the CFB Comox Air Force Museum. The past is fondly remembered in the Comox Valley and by visiting one of the museums or galleries in the area you may take home a small piece of it.
Royal Canadian Air Force Museum, Comox, BC
Comox Air Force Museum: Open to the Public Year Round, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm daily.
Comox Air Force Museum
MUSEUM: The Comox Air Force Museum displays the heritage of 19 Wing Comox and West Coast Canadian Military Aviation. Located at the historic and operational 19 Wing Comox, our Museum records the history and heritage of all of Canada’s Air Forces, from the short-lived Royal Flying Corps of Canada (1917-1918) and Canadian Air Force (1918-1924) through the glory years of the Royal Canadian Air Force (1924-1968), unification of the forces in 1968 and on into the present day. All of this is seen as through a local lens, as our Museum chronicles the history of West Coast military aviation, the history of Comox in particular.
The Comox Air Force Museum (CAFM), was founded in 1982 to reflect the role and history of 19 Wing (CFB/RCAF/RAF) Comox, the role and history of the Squadrons stationed here and significant Canadian Military Aviation of Western Canada. Originally started as a part of the Air Force Indoctrination School, the Museum was accredited as a stand-alone Canadian Forces Museum in 1987 and opened its doors to the public in its current location, 12 September 1987.
LIBRARY: Our Museum is proud to host one of the finest aviation libraries in Canada. This large collection spans the breadth of aviation; from personal accounts and biographies to technical manuals in the books section, and from Canadian Forces issue service magazines to historical newsletters to specialist aircraft magazines in our periodicals section. At present, the library includes:
- over 7000 books
- fifteen thousand periodicals
- twenty thousand photos
For more history - http://www.rcaf-arc.forces.gc.ca/19w-19e/page-eng.asp?id=230
Situated north-east of Comox is home to the 19 Wing air force detachment at CFB Comox. This base has been instrumental in the development of Comox history with many servicemen eventually returning to the Comox Valley to retire. Also located next door to CFB Comox are the Comox Air Force Museum and the Comox Valley Airport.
Comox Valley Air Port - YQQ
1250 Knight Road, Comox, BC, V9M 4H2, 250-890-0829
|Terminal Building at Comox Valley Air Port
Little River Ferry Terminal
Lest We Forget
War Memorial on Comox Ave
|War Memorial on Comox Ave
|Close up of War Memorial
| Wording on Plaque
|Battle of the Atlantic Monument at entrance to Comox Marina
|Plaque on battle monument at Comox Marina
In Memory of those who served in the
Battle of the Atlantic
September 3, 1939 - May 8, 1945
As we stand here safe and free
We wonder why t'was meant to be
That men should die for you and me
On all the oceans white caps flow
We do not have crosses row on row
But we who sleep beneath the sea
Rest in Peace because our country is free
We will remember them
Comox Valley Branch
Royal Canadian Navel Association
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