Hometown Histories, Episode 4, produced by Isaac Elliott-Fisher
A short documentary piece about the Clinton Radio School, featuring Maya Hirschman, produced for a local Huron County television station, September 2013.
STILL STANDING, Season 2, Episode 2: Vanastra
"Vanastra, ON was once a top secret military base responsible for training the original RADAR technicians that would eventually end World War II. But now its buildings are crumbling." The episode features Jim "Sandy" Sands who was a founder of SoRM and RCAF radar trainee at Clinton during the Second World War. Aired on CBC June 21, 2016. Viewable online... for now, but probably not forever.
Irene Mathyssen stands up for Radar
On November 3, 2014, Irene Mathyssen, Member of Parliament for London Fanshawe, stood up in the House of Commons to voice her support for the Secrets of Radar Museum.
Virtual Exhibits by the Secrets of Radar Museum
Sworn to Secrecy: Canadians on Radar, 1940-1945
This virtual exhibit, hosted at the Virtual Museum of Canada, is based on the core content of The Secrets of Radar Museum and the story it was originally created to tell.
From the exhibit:
Members of the WAAF worked closely with Canadian radar mechanics (resulting in many later emigrating to Canada as war brides). Working at the stations was not easy, and many experienced bombing raids and counter attacks by the Germans. Those who worked with radar knew that a nation depended upon their vigilance and the early warning and assistance that they were able to give the Allied troops.
The Secrets of Cold War Radar
This virtual exhibit, put forward by the Secrets of Radar Museum in 2011, provides an introduction to the history of Canadian Cold War involvement and the role Radar played.
From the exhibit:
Today, Canadians do not always think about the sovereignty of our airspace. However, it was not that long ago that there was real fear over it and more specifically, our place in between the United States and the Soviet Union. During the Cold War, radar (along with aircrafts, communication networks, and the people who served them all) was a key part of Canadian and world air defence.
Although radar played this important role, its story is not well known. The role of radar technology in the Second World War and then the Cold War is an interesting and crucial part of history. This exhibit, as put forward by the Secrets of Radar Museum, tells this story by tracing the history of radar during the Cold War, with an emphasis on Canada.
The virtual exhibit has not been updated; please refer to our current main website (the one you're currently visiting) for all the most up-to-date information regarding the museum's operations and hours.
More Multimedia Content is coming!
In the meantime, please visit these sites to learn more about radar and enjoy the many links, anecdotes, and media they have to share.
Check out the fascinating history of radar's co-creator, Robert Watson-Watt.
Learn about Canadian long-range radar sites, like the Pine Tree Line. The original website "Pinetreeline.org" disappeared in 2009, but is at least partially archived at Archive.org. For additional information about radar warning lines and so much more, you can visit this great website, founded by Larry Wilson.