Canada's Radar Museum
At the beginning of WWII, the RCAF was tasked, as a major role for the Allies, to carry out training of radar personnel and to set up, operate and maintain radar sites. A school was set up at Clinton, Ontario, for this purpose. School logs show the training of American military personnel prior to the entry into the war in 1941.
The Secrets Of Radar Museum in London, Ontario was set up by staff from Clinton, and radar personnel who operated overseas. It includes many pieces of hardware. Picture boards show how radar works, the evolution of radar, the evolution of radar countermeasures, radar sites operated by the RCAF and others. It is interesting to note the exponential technology growth: higher frequencies for increased accuracy, improved antennas, techniques for reduction of radar cross section. In addition to the UK and, later Western Europe, The RCAF operated dozens of sites in both the Mediterranean Theater and the Pacific Theater. Many of the guides are WWII radar personnel, with interesting stories and anecdotes of their careers.
10am to 2pm Every Saturday, except major holidays. Other times by special arrangement.
The Royal Canadian Regiment Museum: preserves regimental history through the collection of documents, pictures, books, and artifacts with emphasis on The RCR, and displays and illustrates the dress, weapons, and customs of the Canadian military heritage dating from 1883. The Royal Canadian Regiment is Canada's senior Regular Force Infantry Regiment. Formed in 1883, it has served in virtually every military campaign undertaken by the country. The active or serving component of the Regiment consists of:
Regimental Headquarters and 4th Battalion at Wolseley Barracks in London, Ontario,
1st and 3rd Battalions in Victoria and Petawawa, Ontario, 2nd Battalion in Gagetown, New Brunswick
In 1885 it took part in the suppression of the rebellion at Batoche and Cut Knife Creek, Western Canada. In 1898, it took part in part policing the Yukon Territory during the Gold Rush. It participated in the Boer War: Paardeberg and South Africa 1899-1900
World War I: Ploegstreet, France, in the 1st Canadian Corps.
World War II: Sicily, Reggio de Calabria, Ortona, Hitler Line, Gothic Line, Netherlands, Belgium.
The Korean War
Post Korean War: NATO, Germany, Cyprus, AmerInd Incidents (Akwesasne, Ontario, Oka and Kahnawake, Quebec), Operation Desert Shield, Operation Desert Storm, UN-Yugoslavia.
This is a living history museum. The people who work here dress as in by-gone days and demonstrate what live was like in pioneer times. You can see weavers, blacksmiths and farmers in their trades. There's a gift shop which sells candy, maple syrup, homemade quilts and clothing.
This place celebrates 160 years of Canadian Baseball History, Canada is not just about Hockey!
Has artifacts and memorabilia showing Canada's baseball roots and the accomplishments of the inductees.