The Military Museums

Air Force Museum Society

The Air Force Museum Society of Alberta is the sponsoring agency for the Air Force Museum of Alberta.

Night Raids

After the defeat of France in 1940, RAF Bomber Command remained one of the few ways the offensive war could be taken to Germany.

Fred McCall

Fred McCall went overseas with the army in 1916 but was instead transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and sent for pilot training.

Three Buddies

Doc Seaman and Tom McGlade became best friends during their careers as pilot and navigator in the Royal Canadian Air Force during the Second World War.

14th Service Battalion

A typical Army Service Corps convoy was preceded by a DR (dispatch rider) mounted on a Triumph motorcycle guiding anywhere from two to thirty trucks on a DP (distribution point) exercise.

The Poppy

Each year, during our Remembrance season in November, Canadians wear red poppies to show their respect for Canadian men and women who served and sacrificed their lives to promote peace and preserve freedom.

Lt. Prasow

Sol J. Prasow enlisted in the Canadian Army on June 8, 1942.

The Boer War

The South African War (1899-1902) or, as it became known, the Boer War, marked Canada's first official dispatch of troops to an overseas war.

Oscar Johnson

During a Remembrance Day service several years ago, a photographer caught this image of Oscar.

Everett Costello

Everett was born in Calgary in 1909 and received a Law degree from the University of Edmonton in 1936.

Hymie Yuffe

Hymie Yuffe enlisted with the Winnipeg Light Infantry in February 1943.

John Valentine

John Cuthbert Valentine (Bert) enjoyed the rare distinction of having served in both World Wars.

Abandoning Ship

The cry of "abandon ship", so often heard by sailors of the Merchant Navy and the RCN, is not an order that anyone wanted to hear in wartime.

Swimming Shermans

In what might have been the most audacious tactic of the Second World War, the Western Allies committed nearly half the tanks supporting the D-Day landing to the Duplex Drive (DD) or "Swimming Shermans".

Vimy Ridge

Early in 1917, the Allies began planning a spring offensive along the western front.

Bailey Bridge

Early in the Second World War the allies recognized the need for reliable and easily erected bridging.


During the First World War, after the German Navy had declared unrestricted naval warfare, the British Admiralty introduced the convoy system in May 1917 to protect merchant shipping.


The success of the German U-boat campaign in the 1914-1918 war, which almost succeeded in destroying Britain’s life line from North America, inspired Commander Karl Donitz to employ similar tactics during the Second World War.

George Maier

George Francis Maier grew up in Saskatchewan and joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1941.

Vern Johnson

The oldest of three brothers and three sisters, Otto Vernon Johnson was born to Swedish immigrants, on August 27, 1925.

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