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Yarmouth Armoury / No. 60 Canadian Army (Basic) Training Centre :

Originally opened as a basic training centre in March 1941 at the Yarmouth Exhibition grounds. The camp was converted into an infantry training centre in November 1943. By the time the camp closed on 31 October 1945, over 20,000 men had been trained in the art of warfare.

The former drill hall remains and is now the Yarmouth Armoury, the home of the 84th Independent Field Battery (RCA) and a Cadet unit. One of the old barracks also remains, but with new siding.  Both are located at 84 Parade Street.

Another WWII-era building also remains on the south side of Parade Street, now used as the Officers’ Mess and the Sergeants and Warrant Officers’ (Senior NCOs) Mess.

In 2014, two new 50 foot by 30 foot buildings were constructed beside the Officers’ and Sr NCO Mess on the south side of Parade Street to provide additional space for classroom training due to limited space in the armouries.

Source material: “Abandoned Military Installations in Canada Vol III: Atlantic” by Paul Ozorak, “Construction of troop shelters underway in Yarmouth”, The Yarmouth County Vanguard, December 14, 2014 and information provided by Christina Blake, Town of Yarmouth (2005).

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