Barrie

Pross in the Provost Corps

Here’s what my dad did in the war: Prosper (Ross) Brioux was part of the Canadian Provost Corps, basically a member of the Military Police.

This film shows what army life was like during World War II at Camp Borden (now Base Borden), an army training centre near Barrie, Ont. Ross received his basic and advanced training there in preparation for overseas service. He qualified as a motorcyclist Class III.

Surprisingly, dad was able to film several aspects of army life on the barracks, including an inspection and leisure activities such as baseball and ping pong.

Dad was also one of several soldiers who rode the trains back and forth from Barrie to Winnipeg, helping mounties and others keep the peace.

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