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Worthington Park – A tribute to a man and his legacy

January 2020

Major-General F.F. Worthington Memorial Park, also referred to as the “Tank Park”, serves multiple functions at Camp Borden, a military training base north of Toronto.

As a part of the Base Borden Military Museum complex, it serves as an armoured vehicle museum, with armoured vehicles and artillery pieces from Canada, United States, England and the Soviet Union scattered about the grounds, from WWI to modern armoured vehicles.

It also serves as a tribute to to MGen F.F. Worthington, CB, MC and bar and MM and bar, CD, the “Father of the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps” and the Armoured Corps itself, with four cenotaphs to the corps around the grounds.

Finally, Worthington Park is consecrated ground, containing the Graves of both MGen Worthington and his wife, Clara “Larry” Worthington.

For further information on MGen Worthington himself, read my article on him: https://militarybruce.com/fighting-frank-the-father-of-the-royal-canadian-armoured-corps.

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Bruce Forsyth

Bruce Forsyth served in the Royal Canadian Navy Reserve for 13 years (1987-2000). He served with units in Toronto, Hamilton & Windsor and worked or trained at CFB Esquimalt, CFB Halifax, CFB Petawawa, CFB Kingston, CFB Toronto, Camp Borden, The Burwash Training Area and LFCA Training Centre Meaford.

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