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title Prince Countys forgotten military past
creator Graham, Allan ; Graham, Jessie
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description As one drives through the tranquil beauty of western Prince County, Prince Edward Island, it is hard to imagine the wartime military importance of this area thirty years ago. Prince County formed one of the main strategic zones of the Atlantic region during the Second World War, supporting four installations. The only one which remains in use is Canadian Armed Forces Base Summerside. Gone and almost forgotten are the airport and bombing-gunnery school at Mount Pleasant, the emergency landing strip and hangar at Wellington, and the radar base at Tignish. Other military locations — the search and rescue stations at Tignish Run and at Alberton South, and the target areas at Higgins Wharf and on Hog Island—are similarly remembered by few. This article shall deal primarily with the Mount Pleasant and Tignish military installations, while giving mention to the little airstrip at Wellington.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1976
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-8
source 01
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.

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title Prince Countys forgotten military past
creator Graham, Allan ; Graham, Jessie
subject Island Magazine
subject Prince Edward Island Museum
description As one drives through the tranquil beauty of western Prince County, Prince Edward Island, it is hard to imagine the wartime military importance of this area thirty years ago. Prince County formed one of the main strategic zones of the Atlantic region during the Second World War, supporting four installations. The only one which remains in use is Canadian Armed Forces Base Summerside. Gone and almost forgotten are the airport and bombing-gunnery school at Mount Pleasant, the emergency landing strip and hangar at Wellington, and the radar base at Tignish. Other military locations — the search and rescue stations at Tignish Run and at Alberton South, and the target areas at Higgins Wharf and on Hog Island—are similarly remembered by few. This article shall deal primarily with the Mount Pleasant and Tignish military installations, while giving mention to the little airstrip at Wellington.
publisher Prince Edward Island Museum
date 1976
type Document
format application/pdf
identifier vre:islemag-batch2-8
source 01
language en_US
rights Please note that this material is being presented for the sole purpose of research and private study. Any other use requires the permission of the copyright holder(s), and questions regarding copyright are the responsibility of the user.