HMCS Cornwallis (HMC Dockyard)

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HMCS Cornwallis (HMC Dockyard)

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1942 - 1995


HMCS Cornwallis was the name given to the naval training establishment in Halifax, Nova Scotia established in 1942. The name was subsequently used for a large naval training base created near Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia in 1943. It was named for General Edward Cornwallis, Governor of Nova Scotia from 1749 to 1752 and the founder of Halifax. HMCS Cornwallis was in commission until 1945 and was re-opened in 1949, becoming Canadian Forces Base (CFB), Cornwallis in 1966. It closed as a military base in 1995. The Pearson Peacekeeping Centre operated on a portion of the former base from 1994 to 2011 to train Canadian and foreign soldiers in peacekeeping.


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