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The blue book celebrating Little Norway came with a wrapper... which is almost never seen today.

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There were several songbooks printed in Toronto for the Norwegian armed forces.

First, there is a song book for former members of the Scouts who were in the armed forces.

Then, there is a 1940 dated songbook and also a later songbook.

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Inside.JPG (40.72 KB, 152 downloads)
Printed in Canada.JPG (41.98 KB, 152 downloads)
Cover.JPG (82.73 KB, 151 downloads)
1st page.JPG (38.51 KB, 150 downloads)
Inside Cover.JPG (49.27 KB, 150 downloads)
Front.JPG (57.49 KB, 149 downloads)
First page.JPG (55.44 KB, 149 downloads)
Little Norway.JPG (54.17 KB, 148 downloads)

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One of the trainees at the Little Norway Training Camp was a collector of Canadian souvenirs related to his stay there.

Here are:

Wiiliam Dow beer label
Yukon Club ginger ale label
Turners Blend fruit wine label
Canada Dry ginger ale label
FTL savings book
Montreal military visitor guide
Ontario beer ration coupons booklet

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Cover.JPG (65.23 KB, 149 downloads)
Montreal.JPG (74.04 KB, 146 downloads)
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Name.JPG (72.92 KB, 147 downloads)
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I recently received this largish collection from a student at Little Norway. He studied aircraft engineering and was in the RNAF police there as well.

1st up are his books,

Aeronautical Engineering
Allied and Enemy Aircraft Recognition
Norway 1943
Songbook
Standard Technical Training

Cover.JPG (68.79 KB, 116 downloads)
Title Page.JPG (38.88 KB, 115 downloads)
Cover.JPG (39.08 KB, 115 downloads)
Cover.JPG (38.93 KB, 114 downloads)
Title Page.JPG (37.29 KB, 114 downloads)
Cover.JPG (41.16 KB, 115 downloads)
Title Page.JPG (39.23 KB, 113 downloads)
Cover.JPG (75.6 KB, 114 downloads)
Index.JPG (39.78 KB, 114 downloads)

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Next up:

H7 Cap Badge... H7 stands for Haakon 7, the king in exile
Norway armpatch
Police whistle
A rank recognition folder

Obverse.JPG (39.72 KB, 112 downloads)
Obverse.JPG (41.04 KB, 113 downloads)
Reverse.JPG (40.38 KB, 112 downloads)
Obverse.JPG (40.16 KB, 114 downloads)
Acme City Whistle.JPG (39.59 KB, 109 downloads)
Cover.JPG (73.2 KB, 108 downloads)
Rank Insignia.JPG (39.61 KB, 109 downloads)
Rear.JPG (67.17 KB, 110 downloads)

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Cap Insignia
Hat Badges
Little Norway stationary

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Reverse.JPG (39.31 KB, 108 downloads)
Obverse.JPG (40.43 KB, 108 downloads)
Obverse.JPG (40.66 KB, 109 downloads)
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There was a gala for the RNAF police held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on March of 1943.

Here are pictures of:

The invitation to the gala
The menu from the gala
A posed shot and detail of the attendees to the gala.

Neat, huh?

Royal York Gala Invite.JPG (38.56 KB, 107 downloads)
Front.JPG (65.89 KB, 107 downloads)
Menu.JPG (39.68 KB, 107 downloads)
Photo.JPG (38.57 KB, 107 downloads)
Detail.JPG (38.16 KB, 107 downloads)

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Very cool collection! eek

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Yes, really a neat collection.

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I've walked the grounds many a time..Part of Toronto's great history...the area has really changed since the 40's..

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I am not certain that this is a Little Norway item or an item that was used by the Norway Diplomatic people, but I do know that this was made by the Toronto jeweler, Lackie, who also made pins and medals.

This just arrived from Norway into the frigid Great White North.

John

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Obverse Medal.JPG (40.24 KB, 218 downloads)
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appears to have a small Canadian government Broad C arrow military stamp? interesting cheers, Ryan

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Lackie did not believe in whimpy chains or clasp I see. Sterling too...beautiful

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While the main Little Norway training camp was located at the edge of Toronto, they did have a camp cum leisure area located in the Muskokas on Vermilion Bay. This camp, sometimes known as Vesle Skaugum, is pictured on this postcard that I scored off fleabay.

Interesting and very cheap.

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Here is an interesting propaganda booklet featuring Little Norway. It has a cover that looks a lot like an NS booklet in order to fool any NS inspectors, I guess, but inside it has all kinds of information on the resistance.

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Page 2 Little Norway.JPG (30.39 KB, 64 downloads)
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The story of the Shetland Bus is a story of heroics and daring.

The establishment of a sea route to smuggle people and materiel to Norway from the Shetland Islands was a major accomplishment and lead to the successful fight to free Norway and to weaken the German war machine.

Two books, told from different perspectives.

The first book, translated from the Norwegian, tells the story of Leif Larsen, or Shetlands Larsen, one of the most highly decorated officers, with decorations from Britain and Norway. It is called None but the Brave.

The second book tells the same story from the British command point of view. It is called The Shetland Bus.

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While in Norway, I picked up these neat pre and postwar resistance items;

Milorg Nord pin
Milorg Bergen pin
1940-1990 50 yr Narvik medal
Haakon 7 portrait pin
Haakon 7 bookmark pin

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Nice.
The Narvik 1940-1990 is a bit special.
Narvik was occupied 9.th April 1940 by the germans, but again liberated on the 28.th of May 1940 by an allied force consisting of polish, norwegian, french and british troops after 50 days of heavy fighting.
This medal was given to the participants of this jubilee 28.th May 1990.


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I have 5 French medals dedicated to the fight in the North of Norway.

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I have my fathers french medal with just the "Norvege" clasp, he was awarded this as a norwegian soldier/medic attached to the 14th DBLE.
Many norwegian soldiers fighting with the french were awarded this medal, unknown exact which units but most probably all in 2.nd Bn IR-15 and their subordinated units.


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Tor-Helge, thank you for this information. The last 4 medals pictured together was a recent pickup on my August visit in Norway. I also picked up a number of MilOrg and NS items as well.

John


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