Since 26 January 2007 I have been researching the history of the former WWII Air Station at Pennfield Ridge, NB and the former army training grounds (Camp Utopia) at Utopia, NB. Due to an ever-increasing interest in both of these former military bases and our veterans in general, I decided to form the “not-for-profit” society, “Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society Ltd.” to help further preserve the rich military history of this area.
The purpose of this society is to discover, procure, collect, preserve, display and interpret material of historical value associated with the area and to work with other organizations that have similar goals. The Beaver Harbour Community Venture Ltd., located at 18 Quaker Lane in Beaver Harbour, NB, has agreed to provide space in their archives so a display of artifacts, material, etc. can be made available to the public and further raise awareness of the sacrifices of our servicemen and women.
We are well on our way to achieving our goal and anyone with any information on local servicemen and women from Pennfield Parish, information on the former Air Station (No.2 ANS & No.34 OTU) and Camp Utopia, photographs, artifacts or memories to share please feel free to contact Chris Larsen at 260 Main Street E/ Beaver Harbour, NB/ E5H 1K4; (506) 754-2323 or (506) 456-2145; www.pennfieldparishmilitary.com
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President of "Pennfield Parish Military Historical Society"