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Norwegian Training in Canada During the Second World War

Norwegian Training in Canada During the Second World War

Photos by contributor Wayne Adam - Posted December, 2009

Norwegian Training in Canada During the Second World War

Plaque Location

The District of Muskoka
The Town of Gravenhurst
Next to the passenger terminal at Muskoka Airport
at the end of Airport Road, off Gravenhurst Parkway (Road 1)
3.4 km south of Highway 118
just east of its interchange with Highway 11

Coordinates: N 44 58.102 W 79 18.434


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Plaque Text

Located near here, Little Norway, one of the Norwegian armed forces training centres in Canada during the Second World War, was officially opened by Crown Prince Olav in May 1942. It embodies for Canadians the importance of the alliance of nations fighting for freedom. Between 1940 and 1945 more than 3,000 Norwegian airmen, sailors and soldiers and up to 3,000 merchant seamen and civilians trained in Canada for the struggle to liberate their occupied homeland. The strong bond between the two countries, forged in the experience of those years, has become a symbol of Canada's continuing friendship with its wartime allies.

Related Toronto plaques
The Royal Norwegian Airforce 1940-1945
Little Norway



Gravenhurst Plaques

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