Category: British Columbia Dragoons

Categories: Canadian Army | Canadian Army, World War II

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In the Second World War it was designated the 9th Armoured Regiment (The British Columbia Dragoons), assigned to 5th Canadian Armoured Brigade. The 5th Armoured took part in the Italian Campaign until the end of 1944, seeing notable action on the Hitler Line after the Allied breakthrough at Cassino in May 1944 and also during Operation Olive on the Gothic Line in August 1944. In January 1945, moved by truck, train, and naval transport to Belgium via Livorno and Marseille. After arriving on the Western Front, it re-equipped to join the First Canadian Army in time to participate in the final advance into Germany.

Person Profiles (5)

19 Dec 1919 Port Moody, British Columbia, Canada - 31 Aug 1944
16 Nov 1914 Blairgowrie, Perthshire, Scotland - abt 12 Feb 2003
22 May 1919 Manitoba, Canada - 18 Apr 1945
18 Sep 1922 British Columbia, Canada - 31 Aug 1944
29 Sep 1907 Colombo, Ceylon - 04 Sep 1944 photo

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