Doors Open: Small Arms, Long Branch (10:00-16:00 Saturday, September 29th, 2012)
Thanks to Advisory Panel member Warren for the heads up on this upcoming event ....
Doors Open: Small Arms, Long Branch (10:00-16:00 Saturday, September 29th, 2012) .... (click here)
During World War II, thousands of Canadians worked hard to defeat Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan.
While the men did the fighting the women made armaments in factories across the country. In Mississauga, Small Arms Limited, just west of the village of Long Branch, turned out No.4 rifles and Sten guns.
On Saturday, September 29, 2012, you can meet some of the women war workers from Small Arms, along with re-enactors dressed as members of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion and US paratroopers, and see some of the hardware used to bring about victory, including an M4 Sherman tank.
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very cool, I might just make one of my infrequent trips to Toronto for this.
On a related note, my grandmother worked at one of the Ajax munitions plants.
Note: Time Change for opening doors ....
so this date is coming fast now, how many planning on making a visit?
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Can't make it, but certainly looks to be a nice event! Good luck with it.
here are some pics from the open house sep 29/12
nice to talk to one of the original gals that worked there and listened to a presentation from the grandson of J.A.D. McCurdy (pilot of the Silver Dart, 1st flight in the British Empire 1909)
The Sherman belongs to the Ontario Reg't museum in Oshawa, got a video of it loading up for the ride back across Toronto and think i might get to their last "Tank Days" for the season Oct 13
damn, guess i screwed up not getting pics of a couple nice rifle displays inside, there was a beautiful No. 4 T beside a new killer looking .338 Lapua
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