Today we’re headed back to 1945 and a party in the streets of Gravenhurst to mark the end of World War 2.
During the War, in 1942 the Royal Norwegian Air Force moved their training camp (Little Norway) from Toronto to Muskoka airfield near Gravenhurst. The Norwegians remained in Gravenhurst almost to the end of World War II in 1945.
Also during the war, between 1940 and 1946 Gravenhurst was home to a German prisoner-of-war camp known as Camp 20. The camp is also referred to as Camp Calydor and Muskoka Officer’s Club.
Photo courtesy of Gravenhurst Archives.
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