Canadian soldier with Thompson SMG and German PW captured during the Dieppe raid, 19 Aug 1942. (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3592340)
#331 RAF Squadron, Spitfire. was a Second World War squadron of the Royal Air Force. The squadron was primarily manned with Norwegian aircrew. The squadron was part of Fighter Command between 1941 and March 1944 when it joined the 2nd Tactical Air Force until the end of the war. The squadron took part in the Dieppe Raid and the Normandy landings.
AUG 22 1942 Hitler struggles to understand purpose of Dieppe raid - See more at: http://ww2today.com/22nd-august-1942-hitler-struggles-to-understand-purpose-of- Dieppe, Landungsversuch, zerstörtes Kriegsgerät
This is a picture of the Dieppe Raid, Canada and the british landed on the shore to attack Germany, but Germany was ready and there were over 7000 causalities. The public was shocked and now so many families lost a member and it was a sad point in time.
In April 1944, W.L. "Bill" Lyster received the recommendation of Lieutenant-Colonel MacLauchlan, the Commanding Officer of The Calgary Highlanders, to attend the Royal Military Academy (Sandhurst) in Camberly, England. Lyster received this recommendation due to his excellent work as a non-commissioned officer as well as for his performance during the Dieppe raid. Lyster graduated from Sandhurst with the rank of Lieutenant and was presented with the Sword of Honour for being first in his…
Dieppe Raid Aug 19, 1942 - Canadian and British troops raided the French port of Dieppe to test German defences. The raid lasted only 9 hours, but of the nearly 5000 Canadian soldiers involved, more than 900 were killed and 1874 taken prisoner.