As you turn off McLaughlin
onto the approach road to the Brampton Flying
Club, you will
pass two buildings on your right. This is the
home of the GREAT WAR FLYING MUSEUM.
The large blue hangar contains the aircraft
and workshops, but the first of these buildings
is a brown wooden structure designed to resemble
a typical airfield flight hut in France or
England at the time of the First World War.
Once inside though, instead of the expected
clutter of old office furniture, discarded
flight jackets and tea- stained desks, the
visitor will be led on a journey of discovery
through various galleries and displays showing
all aspects of military air life during that
From flags and uniforms to models and fragments,
from machine guns to lovingly embroidered mementos
from wives and sweethearts, the collection
includes a diorama of a Zeppelin raid over
England, and a trench warfare display featuring
land-fighting vehicles of the time.
The art collection alone is worth a visit,
with prints, photographs, limited editions
and posters of the era.
Our aim is to keep alive, by preservation
and education, the memory of those daring young
men who served Canada so valiantly, and all
the brave young men who pioneered military