Canadian Forces Base Borden (Google Maps). Explore Canadian Forces Base Borden in Borden, Canada as it appears on Google Maps as well as pictures. Street map for Cfb Borden (Ontario, Canada) with streets in list. Annex K – CFB Borden Map & Legend. Annexe A – Instructions de ralliement. Annexe B – Certificat d’admissibilité aux sports nationaux. Annexe.

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I have been associated, as a civilian, with 3 branches of the military. Air photo of No. Just prior mqp the runways were listed as follows: The Base Borden Military Museum combining four separate museums has numerous items, equipment and vehicles from all eras of Canadian military historyincluding a large number of armoured vehicles and aircraft displayed outside in Worthington Park and around the headquarters area of the base.

The other wing was moved to Avening and is mpa the Avening Community Centre. This facility has also hosted air cadets and sea cadets sincewhen the Borden Air Cadet Summer Training Centre was closed.

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We operated all the heavy equipment on the Base to clear streets and roads but mostly, refuelled aircraft, cleared snow off runways, built roads or when necessary, operated cranes that were used to install engines on aircraft. After the closure of No. July 19, at 1: Bruce Forsyth March 3, at 6: Recommended readings more on the above: Inthe site was re-activated as the Edenvale Transmitter Station, and a bunker was constructed beside one of the old runways.


We operated dozers, graders, front end loaders and various other equipment as required. Range facilities were constructed at Borden for the Armoured School, but proved inadequate due to other training going on at the same time.

Canadian Military History by Bruce Forsyth. There may be nothing. Hi Nora, It is sad to see how the PMQ communities on most bases have diminished to a shadow of their former selves.

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Simcoe County has always had a proud military heritage. However, its use as an army facility stayed consistent until when a major reorganization of the combat arms’ schools resulted in the transfer of the Infantry School and Armoured School to CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick. August 18, at 6: Canada was an ideal location to train aircrew as it was far enough away from the fighting, with plenty of land away from towns and cities to build training schools.

Hangar pad, July The roadways and the hangar pad also remain, but all other RCAF buildings were either demolished or re-located. He said the Base was quite extraordinary and pretty modern for the time. Unknown Communications bunker interior, For reasons we do not know, he committed suicide in May and is buried alongside fellow officers in a grave with a propeller-shaped headstone at Barrie Union Cemetery.

Edenvale communications bunker interior, Jan Well, all I am looking for are any supportive documentation about the history of the base.


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Thank you so much for that. These support trades are the backbone of the military.

The bunker can still be seen from Hwy 26 as an odd looking mound of earth in the middle of an open field. My brother attended the old highschool and when he graduated in the early sixites, he had the highest grades in the Province.

I joined the RCAF when we still had three distinct services and served for 34 years. The base previously housed a 9-hole links style course, Anderson Park, which originally opened in but closed after the season. ArticlesNewspaper Articles.

We did much more than drive trucks. For the full history of the Pinetree Line radar stations, visit the Pinetree Line web site at — www.

Silly, but I loved living there. Mark Oliver February 4, at 6: Retrieved 19 June Lot 15, borxen the RCAF buildings, hangar and the taxiway were built remains owned by other interests. Sorry for the late reply.

All Government bunkers also doubled as a communications station, and thus had a remote communications bunker located some distance away.