Saksham A.

North York, Ontario

Toronto West Regional Fair

Camp X

As Special Training School-103 to the SOE (Special Operations Executive) in Great Britain, Project J by the RCMP, and S 25-1-1, call it what you will but it was still a school that practiced in the arts of silent killing. William Stephenson (Head/Founder of Camp X) worked without salary to keep this school up and running. Camp X was established in December 6th 1941, and started recruiting in December 7th, 1941, the day before USA joined the war.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing I learned about my project, was how Camp X contributed to World War 2, and who trained at Camp X. Camp X had built something known as Hydra, which I never knew even existed back in the 1900s, a machine that was far beyond its time. The people that went to Camp X were people like Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming, and some of the people that visited Camp X were Edgar J. Hoover, Bill Donovan and George McCellan

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

An important lesson I want to share with other Canadians is, do not take your freedom for granted. We were allowed to live this way because of the soldiers that fought for us. After seeing the schedule they had to follow every day, I am glad that I can live like this.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My life would be much easier than the lives of the people who were admitted into Camp X. My life would be much easier, because everyday I would not have to wake up and do two hours of gymnastics, or explosives training. The reason my life is easier is because of those people, the soldiers that for the people.