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“The initiative under way to establish the New Brunswick Aviation Museum at the Miramichi Airport, site of the former Canadian Forces Base Chatham, is a fitting tribute to the rich aviation history of New Brunswick and its unwavering contributions to the defence and security of our nation. The Province of New Brunswick has contributed a great deal to military aviation in Canada over many decades and the new Museum will proudly showcase that legacy.”
- General (Retired) Ray Henault, former Chief of the Defence Staff and former Chair of the NATO Military Committee.
Our Aviation Heritage Park will feature pathways and benches for relaxation and reflection, interpretive panels will expand on stories found in the Museum’s “New Brunswick Aviation Personalities” exhibit, Memorial Stones that will remember and commemorate
individuals, Heraldic Crests of the Commonwealth Air Forces, and monuments to honour 1) New Brunswickers killed while serving in the RCAF or other air forces during the wars; 2) anyone killed in flying accidents, either military or civilian; and, 3) all RCAF members, spouses and/or children who died in Canada's No. 1 Air Division/1 Canadian Air Group in Europe during the Cold War.
The New Brunswick Aviation Museum is introducing a Memorial Stone project for the Museum’s Aviation Heritage Park. We received permission to use the RCAF 100th anniversary logo for anyone who purchases a stone between now and March 31, 2025. The cost of a Memorial Stone is $500 and is available to anyone with ties to aviation or aerospace in New Brunswick or the No. 1 Canadian Air Division. This includes anyone from across the country who worked or served in New Brunswick, whether civilian or military. A tax receipt will be issued for $225. The information and application forms are available for download below., Both forms (either French or English) need to be completed and submitted. Get yours today!
Check out the edited version of the live-streamed video...
Major Funding Announcement by Senator (retired), the Honourable Joseph A. Day.
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Our Museum is home to the largest collection of RCAF Golden Hawks memorabilia in Canada. The legendary aerobatic team was formed at RCAF Station Chatham, New Brunswick in 1959 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of powered flight in Canada and the 35th anniversary of the RCAF. The team remained in Chatham until the Fall of 1962 when they moved to RCAF Station Trenton, Ontario. They remained there until February 1964 when severe budget cuts in the RCAF led to their untimely demise.