The Military Museums

The Spitfire

Sleek, fast and deadly, the Supermarine Spitfire is perhaps the most well known air-superiority fighter in history.

Bob O'Connor

While Bob was attending high school in Red Deer, Alberta, he joined the Air Cadets and rose to the rank of Flight Sergeant in the #7 Penhold Squadron.

RCAF Groundcrew

During the Second World War aircraft mechanics were known as "groundcrew" as opposed to "aircrew".

Leslie Rispler

Leslie Rispler was born in Three Hills, Alberta in February 1920.

The Avro Arrow

The story of the Avro Arrow is a distinctly Canadian tale of triumph and tragedy.

Rex Binmore

Reputed to be a kind and brave man, Eric Reginald "Rex" Binmore enlisted in the Canadian Army when war broke out in 1914.

Kingsmill Bridge

In May of 1944 the Allied armies were poised to break the Gustav and Hitler lines opening the road to Rome.

Leon Hapton

Leon Hapton joined the Canadian Army on August 1st, 1942 at the age of 21.

Sam Hapton

During the Second World War, Sam was stationed in Newfoundland as a military policeman.

The Quebec Conference

In the summer of 1939 the United Kingdom and The United States formed a special relationship that would take them into and through the Second World War.

The Battle for Ortona

In December of 1943, the 1st Canadian Infantry Division was ordered to capture the port city of Ortona on the Adriatic coast of Italy.

The Battle of Amiens

In late July 1918, General Rawlinson revealed his plans for one more great battle that year.

Shattered Souls

Nothing in the human experience is more physically exhausting, mentally challenging, and emotionally exhausting than ground combat.

Albert Dorey

Albert Dorey grew up in London, Ontario, and was 25 when he enlisted with the RCAF in February 1943.

Liberation of Holland

We Dutch will never forget-the deception and bombing of our cities, Arbeitseinsatz, forced labour, work camps, the awful hunger and starvation of our children.

Allan Church

Allen enlisted with the 12th Canadian Mounted Rifles in January 1915 arrived in Bramshott, England the following year.

Women in Service

During the Second World War, the role of women in Canadian society changed dramatically.

Bob Lucy

Bob Lucy went overseas in 1940 with the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division.

Lost at Sea

Not all ships lost during the Second World War were sunk by the enemy.

Stanley Farrow

Stanley grew up in Red Deer, Alberta, and enlisted there on June 6, 1940.

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