Post Tagged with: "CLAFM"

An example of interesting artifacts on display at the CLAFM: a copy of Standing Orders for Married Quarters and some examples of Sweetheart jewelry. Servicemen as early as WWI send their loved ones jewelry to wear patriotism and support for the war effort.

Photo: Joy Smith

Preserving history a labour of love

February 16, 2021 at 4:13 pm

Joy Smith, Reporter An item has been donated to the Cold Lake Air Force Museum (CLAFM) now what happens to it? Jennifer Ross, Curator of the CLAFM and Wanda Stacey, Collections assistant at the museum takes us through the process that turns a donated item into an artifact. First there is paperwork: all donors must complete a form signing ownership of the item over to the CLAFM. Artifacts that could possibly be infested with bugsRead More

There are many interesting artifacts at the museum including this comic book written in German featuring a superhero who is from 441 Squadron.

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There is more to Cold Lake Air Force Museum than Exhibits

February 9, 2021 at 11:29 am

Joy Smith, Reporter The Cold Lake Air Force Museum (CLAFM) is a fully accredited Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) museum that interprets the history of 4 Wing Cold Lake from its inception in 1954 to the present. The galleries in the museum portray Squadron histories, technologies, stories, and artifacts. As well, the CLAFM covers the history of 42 Radar Squadron that once inhabited the facility during the Cold War era. Most people do not realizeRead More

The Cold Lake Air Force Museum (CLAFM) would like to thank Greg Newton (right) from Repli3D and his assistant Daniel Jacobs (left) for 3D printing a 6 foot replica AGM-86B cruise missile.
Photo: Jennifer Ross CLAFM Curator

New Cruise Missile Testing Display in the Works for the Cold Lake Air Force Museum

April 28, 2020 at 10:48 am

Major Kael “Kato” Rennie There was a time in the mid-1980s when Cold Lake and the Cold Lake Air Weapons Range (CLAWR) were at the forefront of national and international news and protests regarding the subject of the United States Air Force (USAF) testing of cruise missiles in Canada. The Canadian government signed a deal with the United States in the early 1980s that permitted the USAF to fly B-52 bomber aircraft loaded with cruiseRead More

Cold Lake Mayor Craig Copeland (left) helps cut the ribbon to officially open the dome at Cold Lake Air Force Museum. He is with 4 Wing Commander Col Dave Moar, Major Kael Rennie and museum curator Jennifer Ross.
Photo: Cliff Kenyon

Cold-War radar dome finds new home at museum

August 13, 2019 at 10:29 am

Cliff Kenyon It’s finally home. Local leaders on August 8 officially opened “the dome” at the Cold Lake Museums after a lengthy project to save this large and visible reminder of the past. It’s the aluminum and fibreglass dome which houses a cold-war era radar dish which was part of the Pine Tree Line of early warning radar sites which once stretched across Canada. The radar installation was at 4 Wing Cold Lake and wasRead More