Tuusula community center Hyrylä has had it's own army site. Nowadays the site is being renowed to accomodate nearly 35 000 new habitants. We will wander through the history, hear stories of our war-heroes like Ilmari Juutilainen, a fighter pilot of the Finnish Air Forces, and the top scoring non-German fighter pilot of all time. As the top flying ace of the Finnish Air Force, he led all Finnish pilots in score against Soviet aircraft in World War II, with 94 confirmed aerial combat victories in 437 sorties. His last resting site is in Tuusula Cemetery.
In Hyrylä there are still old wooden and red-brick barracks from the Finnish Grand Duchy time. You will hear stories about the history of the Russian army hospital and visit the Anti-Aircraft Defence Museum. In the Anti-Aircraft Defence Museum is the last BUK-1 missile system, that played a major role in finding the shooter of the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17/MAS17).
That plane was a scheduled passenger flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur which was shot down by Russian-controlled forces on 17 July 2014, while flying over eastern Ukraine. All 283 passengers and 15 crew were killed.
Finland helped the Nederlands and Malesian authorities to make sure that it was a russian-made BUK missile that was used.
Ketunretket provides art, nature and military tours for groups. During summer the tours can be done with bicycles, riding from museum to museum.
The tours can be customized to suit your interests and needs, so please, contact our guides Arja and Timo.