Little Norway

Infobox Military Structure
name=Little Norway
location=Toronto waterfront,
later Muskoka


caption=A Norwegian guard at the camp gate.
type=Air Force training camp
built=1940
materials=
used=November 1940 - February 1945
controlledby=Norwegian Army Air Service /
Royal Norwegian Air Force
garrison=
current_commander=
commanders=Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen
(Nov. 1940-New Year 1941)
Major Ole Reistad
(1941-1945)
battles=

Little Norway was a Norwegian Army Air Service/Royal Norwegian Air Force training camp in Canada during World War II. The camp was opened in November 1940, located in the bay area of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario. Its first commander was Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen. Major Ole Reistad took over around New Year 1941.

In may 1942 the training camp was moved to Muskoka, about 70 miles north of Toronto. Here the training continued until February 1945, when the camp was moved to the air base Winkleigh in Devon, England. [cite web |url=http://www.norgeslexi.com/krigslex/l/l3.html#little-norway |title=Little Norway |accessdate=2008-08-30 |work= |publisher=NorgesLexi.com |date= |language=Norwegian ]

In total during the war, over 2500 Norwegian airmen of all categories (pilots, navigators, mechanics) were educated in the camp.

Airplane types used in Little Norway

Army
* Fairchild M-62/ PT-19 and PT-26 Cornell
* Douglas 8A-1
* Curtiss Hawk 75-A8

Navy
*Noorduyn Norseman
*Stinson SR-9 Reliant
*Northrop N-3PB

Footnotes

External links

* [http://journals.fotki.com/profero/1940-1945-little-norway-c/ Complete list of personnel in Little Norway]
* [http://www.emb-norway.ca/norwaycanada/littlenorway/history/history.htm Embassy of Norway in Canada about Little Norway]
* [http://www.http://www.warbirdsmagazine.com/rab/index.html Rolf Arne Berg -One of the few]


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