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Unveiling of Little Norway Monument, September 18, 1976

Many thanks to Larry Milberry of CANAV Books for sharing this photo, which he took at the unveiling of  a monument at Little Norway Park, Toronto.  This monument commemorates the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s training camp, known as Little Norway, located first in Toronto and later at Muskoka Airport, Gravenhurst, during World War II.

At the far right of the photo, Norway’s Crown Prince Harald salutes.  To his right, standing on the platform in a light-coloured suit, is Barney Danson, Minister of National Defence of Canada.  Beside Minister Danson stands Per Hysing-Dahl, former Royal Norwegian Air Force pilot and then member of the Norwegian Parliament.

The monument can still be seen today at Little Norway Park, 659 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3N2