In 2017 Canada celebrates their 150th Birthday and 75 years of Airborne History!
Welcome to the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion Virtual Museum. This site has been created to preserve the memory of the brave men who were the Airborne pioneers of Canada. Imagine immigrating to another country looking for a new beginning with great opportunities only to be called upon to join the military to fight a war. Many of these fine men did just that. They put their dreams and aspirations on hold and placed their lives on the line to serve under the flag of Canada, and many would never return home.
My goal is to reach people from around the world so they can learn a little more about Canadian military history. You can view the site in 100 languages. The best part of all is, you can visit as often as you like for FREE. This project is fully funded by the writer, therefore I am always in search of additional content to continue adding new exhibits and expanding existing ones with artifacts and information. A special Thank You, to the families who have provided additional information about their loved one.
There are many significant dates throughout the year that will appear on the main page annually, such as major Operations, members killed in action, Indigenous history month, Black history month, Asian history month, and many more, so please visit again to view them. Turn on your speakers when visiting the ‘IN MEMORY’ gallery and listen to the Last Post playing. You can also listen to the wartime classic, Moonlight Serenade by Glenn Miller and his Orchestra while visiting the 'ROMANCE AND JEWELRY' gallery. If you feel confident with your knowledge about the Battalion, then take the fun quiz and see how you score. I hope you enjoy your visit and will take a moment to leave a comment and tell a friend.
If you have taken the time to read a soldier’s biography, then you have kept their memory alive.
Sgt. C. Wilson
The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada
In Pace Paratus