Salute!

Neighbours for 75 Years

June 6, 2016 - September 18, 2016

On June 11, 1941, an agreement between the Governments of Canada and Great Britain created the Suffield Experimental Station. Since then the name has been changed, the range of activities has grown and it has become one of the largest military science and training operations in the western world and has become an honoured, respected and valued part of this community.

This is the theme of the latest exhibit curated in-house by our Museum staff. Salute! examines the reasons for its creation during the Second World War, its evolution during the “Cold War” and afterward, the return of the British Army to Canada with BATUS, the development and work of CFB Suffield as well as the history and archaeology of the area. The exhibit opens for public viewing on Monday, June 6 (the anniversary of D-Day) and is on display until Sunday, September 18.

The exhibit is also designed to commemorate the 75 years during which we have been neighbours. A series of programs is also being planned to celebrate the friendly, and even family, ties which have been developed. The next will be the Suffield Old Boys (and Girls) SOB Social on Sunday, August 28.