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PLEASE NOTE THIS ONLINE SUPPORT CAMPAIGN HAS CONCLUDED WITH THE SUCCESSFULL RESTORATION OF NA-337. NA-337 IS PROMENENTLY DISPLAYED AT THE MUSEUM. THE MUSEUMS NEW NAME IS THE NATIONAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM OF CANADA. THE MUSEUM STILL NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE WITH ON GOING EXPANSION AND PROGRAMS. INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE.

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    HISTORY DESERVES A HOME

        The Air Force Museum in Trenton, Ontario has been named by the Chief of the Air Staff as the National museum of the Air Forces of Canada; to be the major repository of heritage artifact's including the Colours and the Trust Funds of disbanded units.
In order to carry out this mandate, a proper home is required to reflect the character and success of the men and women of the Air Forces and their remarkable courage and achievements. This museum, with its central Canadian location, presents a distinctive facility to display the memorabilia associated with the many aircraft and support elements that ensure effective operations in both war and peace. The Air Force Museum offers the home our military air heritage so richly deserves; a public place to foster recognition of the honour and service our Air Forces have bestowed upon our country.
The long-term financial welfare of the Museum has been entrusted to the RCAF Memorial Museum Foundation.

    HONOUR THE PAST - SUPPORT THE FUTURE

         Canada’s Air Force has a long and remarkable history; the sacrifices and contributions of our men and women, both groundcrew and aircrew, deserve to be recorded and remembered by all Canadians. The Air Force Museum, as the official museum of the Air Forces of Canada, fulfills that mandate with its broad collection of personal and squadron memorabilia. The Museum holds several important displays, including a Victoria Cross gallery and a depiction of the Great Escape. A team of volunteers will soon complete work on the world’s only fully restored Halifax Bomber.

        With its central location, the Museum attracts an average of 45,000 visitors a year from across Canada. At present, the Museum’s 20,000 square feet will only permit 30% of the collection to be displayed. This problem is increasing as more and more artifact's are donated to the Museum. A separate campaign is underway to raise the funds needed to expand the Museum’s display area to 65,000 square feet. This will allow us to display our unique Halifax aircraft and a much larger portion of the artifact collection.

        The expanded Museum requires funding for its operation and for the maintenance of the facility and its displays. By joining the Foundation and contributing to the Museum you can help honour the past and Support the future.

    THE HANDLEY PAGE HALIFAX -NA337

Why is the Halifax such an important part of Canada's Air Force heritage?
It's important because 29,000 operational Halifax missions out of a total of 37,000 in World War 2 were flown by Canadian crews. We must always remember that 50,000 RCAF personnel served in Bomber Command, of whom 10,000 gave their lives.

Before Restoration        The restoration of the Halifax is a major undertaking by the Halifax Aircraft Association, which is a dedicated group of volunteers who recovered NA 337 from a fjord in Norway. Their goal is to restore the aircraft to it's original condition. There are only three Halifax left in the world and NA337 is the most authentic.

    WE NEED YOUR HELP - BECOME A MEMBER!

The RCAF Memorial Museum Foundation was established in 2001 as a registered charity. Its mission is to raise funds to support the operations of the National Air Force Museum of Canada. Since then, the Foundation has grown steadily and now has the ongoing support of more than 900 active members.

As of 1 March 08, the name of the Foundation has been modified to the RCAF Memorial Foundation. The Foundation will continue to honour the history and traditions of the RCAF by supporting the National Air Force Museum of Canada.

Membership

The Foundation offers annual and lifetime memberships. By becoming a member, you will receive:

  • a charitable income tax receipt,
  • an annual National Air Force Museum of Canada newsletter,
  • a membership card with a 10% discount in the museum’s Gift Shop.

The Annual Membership fee is currently $25.00 per year and the Lifetime Membership fee is a one-time contribution of $250.00.

To become a member, please contact the Foundation clerk:
Email:
Telephone:
Fax:
Address:
Foundation Clerk
(613) 965-7314
(613) 965-7352
RCAF MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 1000, Stn Forces
Astra, Ontario
K0K 3W0

    THE BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP

        As a member of the Museum Foundation you will gain some notable benefits:
You become an active supporter and know that something is being done to preserve the air heritage.
You will receive an income-tax deductible receipt for your donations.
You will be kept informed by a periodic newsletter of museum activities and events.
At your request, your name will be added to a web page list to keep in touch with other friends of the museum.
You will have access to a growing research library that covers all aspects of operations, from the earliest days of Canada’s Air Force to the present day.

PLEASE VISIT THESE SITES FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
National Air Force Museum
6th Bomb Group Memorial
Halifax Aircraft Association
Restoration Team with Hali
   

This On-Line Campaign is supported by the following Web sites:

57 Rescue
Handley Page Halifax
Halifax Aircraft Association
 



PLEASE NOTE THIS ONLINE SUPPORT CAMPAIGN HAS CONCLUDED WITH THE SUCCESSFULL RESTORATION OF NA-337. NA-337 IS PROMENENTLY DISPLAYED AT THE MUSEUM. THE MUSEUMS NEW NAME IS THE NATIONAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM OF CANADA. THE MUSEUM STILL NEEDS YOUR ASSISTANCE WITH ON GOING EXPANSION AND PROGRAMS. INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE.

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