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Membership at the Museum

Membership in the SAM Foundation is the best way to support the Shearwater Aviation Museum which is entrusted to maintain your heritage through artifacts, displays, photographs, articles, etc.

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Warrior Newsletter

Archived newsletters in PDF format. The Warrior newsletter magazine is an important part of the Foundation's effort to keep in contact and share the history with it's members.

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Photo Galleries

test flight Collections from many different eras, old to new.


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Wall of Honour

The tile used is made from high quality marble which is 12 inches square. All lettering will be in upper case and the tile will be mounted in the diamond orientation as opposed to a square orientation.

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Letters from home

letters from homeThis summer, the skies over Ottawa and Gatineau once again reverberated with the avenging thunder of a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress. It has been nearly 70 years since the sight of a “Fort” cruising the wide sweep of the Ottawa Valley was common enough to draw little attention. From 7–14 July 2014, the B-17 known as Sentimental Journey will pay an extended visit to our ramp to help us celebrate the Boeing B-17 in the service of the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF). Nicknamed the Flying Fortress for its bristling defensive armament, the six “Forts” of the RCAF, with their guns removed, could more aptly been called Flying Mail Trucks. Crewed by some of Canada’s most decorated and experienced war heroes, these tired war horses plied the Atlantic, bringing hope to troops, and reassurance for their families.

By Dave O’Malley -- Read more

Many thanks to Vintage Wings for their permission to repost this article.

Ship and Air Squadron Badges in use during period 1955 to 1969

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