The first entry for 2021!
Dustin Porter from Destination Adventure discovered Yorke Island last year and made a great little video of his adventure. We'll have to invite him down to the Museum once COVID ends and fill him in on some of the Yorke Island background as well as some of the other artillery sites in BC. In the meantime we can play a game of: Identify the errors in the video!
1. 3.50 "so they assumed they would fly around the north end of Vancouver Island and they wanted a strategic spot where they could shoot at these airplanes." Yorke Island was actually intended as a deterrent to enemy ships. The anti-aircraft capability on the island was strictly to protect the guns, Vickers machine guns in the early years followed by two 40mm Bofors guns. Enjoy the video!
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