Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence launches virtual exhibitTuesday, October 01, 2013 by: Kate Adams22 Wing/Canadian Forces Base North Bay
On October 1, 1963, the Underground Complex (UGC), more commonly known as The Hole, was declared officially operational. The UGC was the home of Canadian air defence for 43 years as it operated non-stop from 1963 until 2006.
Today, on the 50th anniversary of the UGC’s opening, the Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence is pleased to announce the launch of a new virtual exhibit project. “UGC50” is an online collection of historical photographs and images of artifacts that explore the history of the underground facility more deeply than has ever been done before.
The project is also participatory – everyone is encouraged to add their personal memories of the UGC using contact forms on the site. These valuable stories and memories will be updated online for a full year and all will become a part of the museum’s collection on the UGC.
The virtual exhibit is available now at www.UGC50.com . Check back often to see the updated stories and photographs as our collection grows.