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WW2 and Lake Cowichan

This exhibit details the history of the RCAF within the Lake Cowichan area, including information and artifacts related to the numerous crashed planes found over the decades around the lake. The centerpiece of this exhibit is the salvaged gun off a Hawker Hurricane fighter plane that crashed during a training exercise in 1942. Included with some additional pieces of the plane is the story of the pilot and his inconvenient accident leading to being lost in forest for several days and missing his wedding. A dedication to those lost during these incidents is also on display.

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