At the time of the war in '67, there was a call for people from North America and elsewhere to prepare and come to Israel and assist.Arrangements were made with a Toronto army surplus store to loan Toronto Betar a dozen war surplus .303 British Lee-Enfield rifles and about 500 rounds of .303 ammunition in clips and bandoleers--at no charge.
There was a nearby pond and swamp, and the location was mosquito-infested. We had to wear mosquito head-nets and insect repellent during the exercise.
The Betarim had already been given basic rifle training and practice with air rifles and .22 calibre rifles, at the Toronto Moadon, on a routine basis. The practice with these heavy-caliber rifles was the next stage in their preparedness for the task at hand.
The range was organized at Lindsay, Ontario, north-east of Toronto: