Then, if you pass the military's physical and psychological tests, you're posted to Camp Borden
for basic training.
Dr James Gilbert, a native of Rugby, Warwickshire, who is captain in the Canadian Army Medical Corps Para-rescue Company, was called off a train travelling between Halifax and Camp Borden
, Ontario, to make a hazardous parachute jump into a snowbound village to attend a dangerously ill eight-year-old girl last night.
He enlisted at the age of seventeen and completed training at Camp Borden
before his deployment to France.
He enlisted in 1949 at the age of 18, completing his basic training at Camp Borden
. He served in Korea with the 1s' Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry.
LEFT: Lorenzo Tremblay at Camp Borden
, Ontario, 1942.
42 Wing at Camp Borden
for intermediate training, where he graduated with less than 50 hours of flying time.
Another distinction related to Borden belongs to Royal Flying Corps Cadet James Talbot, who has the unfortunate distinction of being the first fatality at Camp Borden
and the first casualty of military flying in Canada.
* Camp Borden
turned 100 years old this month (for more on Borden, go to page 48).
I went on a clerk admin group 1 course in 1959 to Camp Borden
and was company clerk for Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, The Queen's Own Rifles of Canada.
Named after Sir Frederick Borden, minister of militia under Prime Minister Wilfrid Laurier, Camp Borden
was originally established as an infantry training centre.
After General Frank Worthington was forced to relinquish command of the 4th Armoured Division, he returned to Camp Borden
in April 1944, this time as camp commandant.
Relocating to Camp Borden
on May 1, 1938, it was renamed the Canadian Armoured Fighting Vehicle School.