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Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade after landing on Queen Red beach, Sword area, 6th June 1944. Following close behind the 8th Brigade on Sword was Brigadier The Lord Lovat's 1st Special Service Brigade. No.4 Commando, with two French Troops of No.10 Inter-Allied Commando in hand, were the first to arrive on the beach, landing an hour after the assault troops.

Commandos of Special Service Brigade after landing on Queen Red beach, Sword area, 6 June

Troops on their way to the port at Brest during the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from France, June 1940.

Troops on their way to the port at Brest during the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from France, June

Sergeant F. Beal (fourth from left), Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, talking with infantrymen of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (R.H.L.I.). March 24, 1945, Speldrop, Germany.

Sergeant F. Beal (fourth from left), Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, talking with infantrymen of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (R.

Infantrymen of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles advancing through fields during Operation SPRING near Ifs, France, 25 July 1944. (item 1)

Infantrymen of The Royal Winnipeg Rifles advancing through fields during Operation SPRING near Ifs, France, 25 July (item

Troops of 3rd Infantry Division on Queen Red beach, Sword area, circa 0845 hrs, 6 June 1944. In the foreground are sappers of 84 Field Company Royal Engineers, part of No.5 Beach Group, identified by the white bands around their helmets. Behind them, medical orderlies of 8 Field Ambulance, RAMC, can be seen assisting wounded men. In the background commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade can be seen disembarking from their LCI(S) landing craft.

Troops of 3rd Infantry Division on Queen Red beach, Sword area, circa 0845 hrs, 6 June 1944. In the foreground are sappers of 84 Field Company Royal Engineers, part of No.5 Beach Group, identified by the white bands around their helmets. Behind them, medical orderlies of 8 Field Ambulance, RAMC, can be seen assisting wounded men. In the background commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade can be seen disembarking from their LCI(S) landing craft.

A British SAS Willys MB Jeep manned by soldiers of the 1st SAS near Geilenkirchen, Germany, 18 November 1944. The Jeep is armed with three Vickers K guns and is fitted with armored glass shields. The Special Air Service was a unit of the British Army during WWII, formed in July 1941 by David Stirling. In 1944 the SAS Brigade was formed from the British 1st and 2nd SAS, the French 3rd and 4th SAS and the Belgian 5th SAS. It was tasked with parachute operations behind the German lines in…

An SAS Willys MB Jeep manned by Sergeant Schofield and Trooper Jeavons of…

Sergeant George A. Game of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, Italy, 23 March 1944. Library and Archives Canada MIKAN 3199445

Sergeant George A. Game of the Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, Italy, 23 March Library and Archives Canada MIKAN 3199445

Invasion of Normandy 6 June 1944 Commandos of 1st Special Service Brigade with captured Germans in a jeep, with gliders of 6th Airlanding Brigade in the background, near Ranville, on the evening of 6 June 1944.

JUN 6 1944 Second wave of glider troops depart Commandos of Special Service Brigade with captured Germans in a jeep, with gliders of Airlanding Brigade in the background, near Ranville, on the evening of 6 June

Infantrymen of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal in Groningen, 15 April 1945.

Infantrymen of Les Fusiliers Mont-Royal in Groningen, 15 April

Sergeant Lew E. Weekes, Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, England, 11 May 1944. May 11, 1944. Library and Archives Canada MIKAN 3586863

Sergeant Lew E. Weekes, Canadian Army Film and Photo Unit, England, 11 May May Library and Archives Canada MIKAN 3586863

Despatch rider Private Harry McDowell of the 48th Highlanders of Canada, 1st Canadian Infantry Brigade, delivering a message to the battalion’s advanced headquarters. Regalbuto, Italy, August 4, 1943.  (That looks like a Norton 16H motorbike)  Regalbuto was severely damaged during World War II, and on August 3, 1943 the German Hermann Göring Panzer Division was driven out of the town by 1st Canadian Infantry Division.

Despatch rider Private Harry McDowell of the Highlanders of Canada, Canadian Infantry Brigade, delivering a message to the battalion’s advanced headquarters. Regalbuto, Italy, August (That looks like a Norton

Sgt. E.R. Bonter with a rare fast telephoto. Such equipment was in short supply, LAC PA#137025

Bonter with a rare fast telephoto. Such equipment was in short supply, LAC PA

Canadian Army, British Army, Sherman Firefly, General Sherman, Sherman Tank, The Dutchess, Armored Vehicles, Wwii, April 19

18 May 45 – Delfzijl, Netherlands – General Henry [Harry] DG Crerar, OC First Canadian Army, inspects a guard of Perths commanded by Captain George A Gallagher, ‘A’ Company. Some of these men are still sporting their tans from their time fighting in Italy. Sgt Nick Carter can be seen accompanying the General. In the front rank, from right to left: Sgt McConkey (McConnell?); Pte Tom Branston; unknown; Pte H Near.

18 May 45 – Delfzijl, Netherlands – General Henry [Harry] DG Crerar, OC First Canadian Army, inspects a guard of Perths commanded by Captain George A Gallagher, ‘A’ Company.