Say hello to Kurt. This array of instruments and what appear to be meteorological barrels is one of my favourite exhibits in the museum. It was found in the very northern reaches of Labrador in the 1980s thanks to the work of a German scholar looking through German naval records of the Second World War. The German navy placed this weather station here during the War, painted it to look like it was for all purposes a Canadian installation, and switched it on. It broadcast weather reports to the Germans before losing power. In the decades after, Kurt would have looked to the rare passersby as if it was a forgotten Canadian weather station, not a German relic of war. Its placement here in the museum is fitting.
Moving on, we take in some more of the vehicles here in LeBreton Gallery
I finish today with this nose cone art, by Corporal Richard Aucoin, who painted these onto CH-146 Griffon helicopters during the Afghan deployment. I have more from the Gallery tomorrow.