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Little Norway was a Royal Norwegian Air Force training camp in Canada during World War II. The camp was opened in November 1940, located in the bay area of Toronto, on the shores of Lake Ontario. Its first commander was Hjalmar Riiser-Larsen. Major Ole Reistad took over around New Year 1941. The youngest branch of the Norwegian armed forces (established in 1944), the Royal Norwegian Air Force (or RNoAF) has a peacetime strength of about 7,200 (of which 4,200 are officers and civilians, while 1,500 are conscripts). ... World War II was a truly global conflict with many facets: immense human suffering, fierce indoctrinations, and the use of new, extremely devastating weapons like the atom bomb World War II, also known as the Second World War, was by far the bloodiest and most expensive war in history, estimated... For other uses, see November (disambiguation). ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... }|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Official Flag]]|Coat Image=[[Image:{{{Coat Image}}}|135px|City of Toronto, Ontario Coat of Arms]]}} {{Canadian City/Disable Field={{{Disable Motto Link}}}}} Motto: Diversity Our Strength {{Canadian City/Location Image is:{{{Location Image Type}}}|[[Image:{{{Location Image}}}|thumbnail|center|250px|City of Toronto, Ontario, Canada... Lake Ontario seen from near Wolcott, New York Lake Ontario, bounded on the north by Ontario and on the south by Ontarios Niagara Peninsula and by New York State, is one of the five Great Lakes of North America. ... Badge of rank of a Major in the British Army. ... 1941 was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will take you to calendar). ...

In 1943 the training camp was moved to Muskoka, about 70 miles north of Toronto. Here the training continued until the fall of 1944, when the camp was moved to the air base Winkleigh in Devon, England. The Muskoka District Municipality (more generally referred to as the District of Muskoka, or simply Muskoka) is a regional municipality in Central Ontario that extends from Georgian Bay in the west, to the northern tip of Lake Couchiching in the south, to the western border of Algonquin Provincial Park in... 1944 was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Winkleigh is a small village in Devon. ... Devon is a county in South West England, bordering on Cornwall to the west, Dorset and Somerset to the east. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population - Total (mid-2004) - Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ...



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