|Chester, Nova Scotia
Constructed May 28, 1994 in memory of the Norwegian Royal Merchant Navy and Army who recuperated in Chester during World War II.
During the Second World War members of the Royal Norwegian Navy and Merchant Navy as well as the Royal Norwegian Army, trained in Nova Scotia at camp Norway, Lunenburg, and some training camps "somewhere" on the east coast of Canada. They had their rest recuperation centres in Chester and in Liverpool they worked in ship repair.
In May 1994, veterans from the Norwegian Merchant Navy,
Royal Norwegian Navy and Royal Norwegian Army gathered for a full week in Nova Scotia for a
Camp Norway Memorial and Reunion. While there, they unveiled several monuments to
commemorate their war time stay in Nova Scotia and to thank the Village of Chester, the Town of Lunenburg and the Town of Liverpool for their hospitality and support during this period.
The monument has the following inscription:
IN APPRECIATION FOR THE
HOSPITALITY SHOWN THE NORWEGIANS WHO WERE IN
CHESTER DURING THE
SECOND WORLD WAR