MacLaren, began construction of the camp. Camp Borden was selected in for a military aerodrome , becoming the first flying station of the Royal Flying Corps Canada. Relief landing fields were located at Alliston and Edenvale. It was primarily used for touch-and-go flying.
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MacLaren, began construction of the camp. Camp Borden was selected in for a military aerodrome , becoming the first flying station of the Royal Flying Corps Canada. Relief landing fields were located at Alliston and Edenvale.
It was primarily used for touch-and-go flying. On the other hand, numerous "purple" i. The aerodrome was closed and the base saw use as a regular and reserve training facility for Canadian Forces Land Force Command the army , as well as hosting various land-based training courses for Canadian Forces Air Command the air force. The Camp including this structure was officially opened by Sir Sam Hughes, Minister of Militia and Defence, on July 11, , after two months of intensive building.
This military reserve, comprising over twenty square miles, was soon occupied by some 32, troops. Training facilities were expanded in with the institution of an air training programme under the Royal Flying Corps, Canada, and the construction of the first Canadian military aerodrome, regarded as the finest military aviation camp in North America.
Following the armistice Camp Borden continued as an important army and air force centre and became one of the largest armed forces bases in Canada. In addition to these specific environmental element commands, CFB Borden houses a variety of other purple trades training facilities and headquarters within the Canadian Forces, including a fire-fighting school, Military Police MP school, a chaplaincy school, the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group, medical, dental and language schools, and supports local cadet and reserve units.
This facility has also hosted air cadets and sea cadets since , when the Borden Air Cadet Summer Training Centre was closed. The courses are open to the public and serving military. The Base Borden Military Museum combining four separate museums has numerous items, equipment and vehicles from all eras of Canadian military history , including a large number of armoured vehicles and aircraft displayed outside in Worthington Park and around the headquarters area of the base.