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Delegation From Norway To Visit Bracebridge

Posted: 2019-10-10 15:07:07 By: hbr

A delegation from Norway, including an air force general and the ambassador to Norway will be in Muskoka Oct. 11.

The event marks the 75th anniversary of the Royal Norwegian Airforce. It will include a visit from the Consulate General of Norway, the Ambassador to Norway and the General of Norway, who will be at Muskoka Airport’s Little Norway memorial and Vesle Skaugum at Camp Olympia. The event is being organized by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the District of Muskoka.

The town of Bracebridge is also hoping to bring out its Gol kommune, Norway

Friendship Committee and Town of Bracebridge delegates that participated in a visit

to Norway in May 2019.

Norway’s connections to Muskoka run deep. When Nazi Germany attacked Norway in 1940 the Royal Norwegian Air Force was unable to mount a sustained defense. Those pilots who managed to escape were eventually resettled at a new base of operations at the Muskoka Airport. From 1942 until February 1945, “Little Norway”, as the airport came to be known, trained 2,000 pilots, crew and ground crew.