The CMPA is pleased to announce the unveiling of a new MP-themed permanent exhibit at the National Air Force Museum of Canada (NAFMC), 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, on Wednesday 29 June 2022. The exhibit, titled Sentry Dogs: Securing Canada’s Nuclear Air Strike Force, explores the sentry dog program operated by the Air Force Police and Military Police in West Germany, from 1963 to 1972, during the Cold War. This program was a critical component of the overall nuclear weapon security scheme that was implemented while the Canadian air force held a nuclear air strike role in support of NATO.
The exhibit also contains two display cases with artifacts related to the handlers and their sentry dogs, as well as three information boards explaining the program and displaying various related photographs.
The CMPA is continuing to work with the NAFMC to implement phase 2 of the exhibit, a multimedia touch-screen kiosk that will allow museum visitors to explore additional photos, videos and news clippings about the sentry dog program. The kiosk will also provide information about the other two nuclear weapon systems protected by Canada's Air Force Police and Military Police during the Cold War.
Additional coverage of the museum exhibit opening can be found in the following online news article at inquinte.ca.