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the patriot
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Icon 1 posted 01. January 2002 20:42
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Hello,

I've come across something that is still a sensitive topic for those who remember Ipperwash as a training area for those who served under LFCA. Apparently it is a sore spot for the cadets as well who were in uniform while the camp was still operational. Please find listed the website for the Camp Ipperwash Alumni Association.

Camp Ipperwash Alumni Association

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Icon 1 posted 02. January 2002 11:47
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Is there anywhere else I could find more information on this? How big was the base? Was anybody killed? What excatly happened? The web site said it was an armed uprising by the First Nations but that doesn't really tell you much.


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Icon 1 posted 04. January 2002 16:34
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It was land that was annexed by the federal government in 1942 from the First Nations. The base itself was fairly large, with a range for the firing of rifles, a tank range, a range for anti-armour weapons etc. One could say it was about the size of Meaford. I can't really estimate the size, but that should provide you with a rough idea of how big it was. And to answer your question, yes someone was killed. A native protester by the name of Dudley George was killed by an OPP sniper. That OPP officer is now facing charges and removal from the police service.

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Icon 1 posted 05. January 2002 02:27
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The people doing the Ipperwash thing have good intentions but their knowledge of what it was all about leaves lots to be desired. I fully support anyone who wishes to support any part of our military heritage that interests them; BUT, please, get the facts straight before you get on a band wagon and make statements which you can neither support or are wrong.
Canada has THE greatest military heritage of any country in the world. We don't start a fight, but we sure as **** finish it. (in spite of the gov't, not because of it). The soldiers of today (2002) are no different to those of us (1860-2001). The big difference is what gov't support was given. THAT is the thing.
Sarcee Bks and Currie Bks are 2 different entities, as is their history. Work Point Bks goes back to before WW I (1914 for those that don't know the dates).
A point to remember: The world did not start on the day we were born.
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Ipperwash was about 3k by 4k on the shore of Lake Huron on highway 21. I still have a map around here somewhere. There was no tank range. There were rifle, pistol, and grenade ranges and tucked in the woods, just past the gas shack, there was a rocket range.


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