May 18, 1942 – Matilda tank
Busy all day getting ready to go on scheme. The whole Canadian Corps is going on “Tiger”, but a few picked units are going away from about five weeks special intensive training. We know we are the only Tank Unit, but don’t know what other Units are taking part and we don’t know just when we are going or where – great excitement and all sorts of rumors – probably none of which are right.
Note: This marks the first reference in Doc Alexander’s journals of the lead up to the Dieppe Raid (Operation Jubilee), which would occur three months later on August 19, 1942.