Skip to comments.Feds officially recognize spy school CAMP X (Canada)
Posted on 05/03/2014 11:07:25 AM PDT by Clive
A legendary Second World War spy school will be officially recognized as a piece of Canadian history, Parks Canada said Saturday.
British-run Special Training School 103 - also known as "Camp X" - which operated in Whitby, Ont., was open for only two years during the Second World War, but the Brits trained over 500 special agents there who undertook missions across the world.
The British trained agents in the dark arts of silent killing, sabotage, espionage, weapons use, and gave recruits other skills used for clandestine activities for the Allied forces.
The majority of the recruits trained at Camp X were Canadians or Americans and they were not protected under the Geneva Convention. Many captured agents were tortured and executed by enemy forces.
The site of Camp X also included an operation called "Hydra," which collected and transmitted top-secret communications for London.
Camp X opened in Dec. 1941. The site of the former secret communications centre is now called Intrepid Park.
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The park was named in honour of spymaster Sir William Stephenson, code named "Intrepid".
“The majority of the recruits trained at Camp X were Canadians or Americans and they were not protected under the Geneva Convention. Many captured agents were tortured and executed by enemy forces.”
If you weren’t in uniform, you weren’t protected by the Geneva Convention. That still applies. None of the terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan wore uniforms, therefore they were accorded no protections under international laws of warfare. Strange how, amongst all the hand-wringing about the treatment of “enemy combatants”, the MSM never mentioned that fact. You’d almost think they had some sort of agenda. (Feigned naivety over.)
While Bletchley Manor was the centre for the effort, including we must not forget the contributions of Polish intelligence that handed over an intact Enigma machine to the Brits and the courageous work of the officers and crew of HMS Bulldog who boarded an abandoned U-boat ()U116) which was apparently about to sink) and recovered another enigma machine with current rotors.
Bulldog's depth charges had brought the U-boat to the surface and its crew precipitously abandoned ship without taking steps to destroy its classified material or the code machine. One of the British boarding party noticed the typewriter style machine, typed on it and got strange output and so seized the device which was then brought to Bletchley Park.