HMCS OJIBWA, Harvard Aircraft and Elgin Military Museum join forces for special tours
St. Thomas, ON:HMCS Ojibwa, Canada’s first Cold War submarine, has joined with the Harvard Aircraft Association of Canada and the Elgin Military Museum to present a unique museum tour this weekend. Those who buy a ticket to tour inside Ojibwa in Port Burwell will receive coupons to tour the Harvard aircraft exhibits at the Tillsonburg Airport and the Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas, noted for its extensive collection of military history. It is a “land, sea and air” tour in the middle of our own region.
HMCS Ojibwa is in its second year leading visitors on a journey of discovery behind the scenes of the Cold war and the Canadian Submarine Service. Ojibwa is a finalist for two major Canadian tourism awards, the Brewster Travel Canada Innovator of the Year Award from the Travel Industry Association of Canada and the Travel Industry Association of Ontario Innovator of the Year Award.
The Elgin Military Museum in St. Thomas is currently featuring exhibits commemorating local participation in World War I, including the “Vimy Poppy” picked by a local vet on the battlefield in 1917.
No one who visits the Harvard Aircraft Association hangars at the Tillsonburg Airport ever leaves disappointed. These aircraft formed the backbone of the World War II Allied Air Training and were key to the Allied victory in the air. Members of the Association will be happy to give visitors a hands-on tour of these amazing planes.