camp xCAMP-X Photo Gallery
Students, you are welcome to use these photos for school projects or reviews.
Lynn Philip Hodgson
Author, 'Inside Camp-X'
30 years of investigating Camp-X!
Lynn Philip Hodgson (left) and Alan Paul Longfield stand in front of one of the original buildings of Camp-X.
2007 is the thirtieth year of our research into this famous 'Top-secret' camp.
Then and now
OSS agents experience winter training at Camp-X
The same location years later.
Lynn operates an Enigma Machine at Bletchley Park - May 2001
Lynn listens to Russian traffic at Fox Station - Bletchley Park
Unlike Canada, this is how England and Bletchley Park preserves its historical heritage. Here, Lynn looks into Hut 4
of the famous code breakers at Bletchley Park, a building that appears exactly as it did during World War II.
An 'Enigma Machine'
'Beaulieu' England's Camp-X
Bletchley Park Manor just north of London where thousands of signals were transmitted daily to and from Camp-X
Sten Gun used extensively at Camp-X
'Button Compass' much like the one used by Camp-X agents
Bill Hardcastle centre, Lynn Philip Hodgson far right, and members of the North Shore Radio Club
General Constantine and Billy Bishop
Camp-X from the air - 1943
In this photo (1943), agents at Camp-X learn how to hide in a hay wagon.
Here they have been discovered by Camp-X guards as part of the agents' simulation training.
The Communications Building - 1942
Ontario Hydro workers erect the 100' tall Rhombic Antennae
Camp-X 1942 Camp-X 1978
Andy 'Daniels' and other secret agents - Bari, Italy 1943
This comb was carried throughout Andy Daniels' mission behind enemy
lines. It is not a normal comb, but a very special one made by a 'secret
department (Magic)' of the SOE.
If Andy Daniels, after being dropped behind enemy lines, were to
become lost he would simply break open this comb and he would find a compass inside!
Bill Hardcastle at Camp-X 1942
Commandant Arthur Terence Roper-Caldbeck 1942
Commandant Bill Brooker - 1942-43
Commandant Cuthbert Skilbeck - 1943-44
Hamish Pelham Burn - Explosives instructor 1943-44
A real WWII hero!
Hamish (second from left), Jack Clayton and Andy McClure
The 'Dream Team' of SOE saboteurs
In 2003, the author of 'Inside Camp-X', Lynn Philip Hodgson, returned to England yet another time in search of information about Camp-X. This time, he was able to locate and interview the families of the three commandants of Camp-X. The families provided him with a treasure chest of historic photographs. In this personal picture, C.O. Cuthbert Skilbeck is photographed in the backyard of his father's home on the very day that he set sail for Canada and Camp-X.
Major James (Paddy) Adams - Signals Instructor
Major Arthur Jackson Bushell Adjutant Quartermaster
Major Fred Milner - Explosives Instructor
Sergeant-Major George de Relwyskow - Small Arms Instructor
Hamish Pelham Burn (left) Chief Explosives Instructor 1943-44
This motorcycle was folded and sent with the agents behind enemy lines
Sargeant Clayton, instructor at Camp-X, stands beside a Avro Anson from Oshawa Airport
Commandant Skilbeck and his Canadian Team - 1943
Commandant Skilbeck and his senior staff
The Sinclair Farmhouse - 1905
The Camp-X Mural - Downtown Oshawa
Camp-X from air 1968
Camp-X gate - 1963
Camp-X Museum - 2003
Lynn Philip Hodgson conducts one of many walking Tours of Camp-X Summer 2005
Ian Fleming - author James Bond
For more about Ian fleming please read the story of Paul Dehn @
Camp-X Instructor Bill Girard - 1942
American OSS agents at Camp-X - 1943
Winston Churchill William and Mary Stephenson
Sir William Stephenson's grave in Burmuda
Eric Curwain (a.k.a. Bill Simpson) recruited secret agents for Camp-X
RDX explosives training 1943 at Camp-X (note the pieces of molten rock flying in all directions)
Explosion at the famous 'Corbett Creek'. (1943) Made famous by children's author of 'Camp-X', my good friend Eric Walters.
Corbett Creek from west side - 1943
The great William Fairbairn, the most talented silent killer in the world
Major Fairbairn illustrates the art of ‘silent killing’. Within moments of shaking hands with Fairbairn, an unsuspecting man can only muster up a silent gasp before death.
Camp-X under construction - November 1941
A Halifax Bomber used to drop secret agents behind enemy lines
Harry Court, explosives instructor at Camp-X in 1942. This picture was taken years later during his retirement
The 90 foot high jump tower - Camp-X 1942 - note, no railings
Igor Gouzenko at Camp-X - Gouzenko was kept there in protective custody from 1945 - 1946 For the full story, read: http://www.webhome.idirect.com/~lhodgson/gouzenko.html
Igor Gouzenko had little else to do but walk down to the beach and paint. Here he painted a picture of the area. If you walk down to the beach today, you can stand at this exact spot and see this scene, unchanged in almost 70 years.
Here's what it looks like today.
Inside Hydra - 1942
It was a this point that the Camp was turned over to the Canadian Signal Corp. and operated as the 'Oshawa Wireless Station' (RC SIGS) until its closure in 1969 - Note that the fence was tightened in around the buildings with barbed wire being added to the top.
The Camp-X Monument - Intrepid Park
Watch for more exciting pictures which will be added in the weeks to come.
Lynn Philip Hodgson - author 'Inside Camp-X'
Click on the letter above to send e-mail message
Click on BSC badge above to return to home