Secret Intelligence Activities at Camp X National Historic Event

Whitby, Ontario
Aerial view of Camp X, 1943 © Lynn Philip Hodgson, Camp-X Photo Gallery, Camp X Official Site
Camp X, 1943
© Lynn Philip Hodgson, Camp-X Photo Gallery, Camp X Official Site
Remembrance Day Ceremony at the Camp X Monument in Intrepid Park, Whitby, Ontario, 2008 © Camp X Historical Society, http://www.campxhistoricalsociety.ca/activities.htm, accessed April 2010Aerial view of Camp X, 1943 © Lynn Philip Hodgson, Camp-X Photo Gallery, Camp X Official Site
Address : Boundary Road, Whitby, Ontario

Recognition Statute: Historic Sites and Monuments Act (R.S.C., 1985, c. H-4)
Designation Date: 2011-07-19

Other Name(s):
  • Special Training School 103  (Other Name)
  • Project-J  (Other Name)
  • S25-1-1  (Other Name)
  • "the Camp"  (Other Name)
  • "the Farm"  (Other Name)
  • Camp X  (Unknown)

Importance:

Plaque(s)


Existing plaque:  Boundary Road, Whitby, Ontario

Here, during the Second World War, more than 500 Canadian and American civilians were trained as intelligence specialists by the British Special Operations Executive. Serving on dangerous missions abroad, these secret agents were not legally protected if caught nor were they openly recognized for their courage and sacrifice. The first school of its kind in North America, Camp X was also an advanced top-secret communications relay station until it closed in 1969. The camp’s activities helped build intelligence ties between Canada, Great Britain, and the United States, and have inspired spy-fiction writers.