Designed to serve as a protected headquarters for the Federal Government in the event of a nuclear war, the Central Emergency Government Headquarters was constructed to house 535 persons, including the Prime Minister and the Governor General in a locked-down condition for up to thirty days. A wide range of government operations were catered for within the bunker including a War Cabinet; up to 20 departments and agencies; an Emergency Broadcast capability run by the CBC; and a vault in which to store Canada’s gold reserves.
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A word of gratitude
The Diefenbunker Alumni Association is grateful to the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum for giving us this space on its web site and for the encouragement it has provided to the establishment of the Association.
Categories of Alumni
Those personnel, military or civilian, who served in the Diefenbunker or one of the associated facilities, during their operational lives.
Those personnel, military or civilian, who served in positions, government or private, that were closely associated with the operation of the Diefenbunker and/or the other related facilities, during their operational lives.
Those persons who were instrumental in preserving the Diefenbunker as a museum after its operational life ended.
For more information
Please contact Mike Braham at email@example.com or call 613‑592‑4906 for all enquiries pertaining to the Association.
Enquiries about the Association are not to be directed to the Diefenbunker Museum.