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New exhibit for Canadian Forces Museum of Aerospace Defence

Oct. 3, 2013, North Bay, Ont. - 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.

October 3, 2013  By

oday, 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.

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.

virtual exhibit is available now at Check back often to
see the updated stories and photographs as our collection grows.



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