0605-0630 hrs

⁃    Doc Alexander wrote: “At about 6 a.m. – I think – word was received over the wireless that the South Saskatchewan Regiment had landed on Blue Beach unopposed, and soon after this came word that the first Tanks had landed.”

⁃    The four TLCs of Flight 2 (TLCs 7, 8, 9 and 10) lands on time

⁃    TLC 7 lands its tanks Bellicose, Bloody and Beefy in the centre between White and Red Beaches. Heavy shelling sinks TLC 7 as it attempts to withdraw from the beach. A shell that punched through the side of the landing craft sets the hydrogen tanks for barrage balloons on fire.

The view from the west headwall looking east over White and Red Beaches. The jetty can be seen in the distance, with the seawall and esplande to the right. Rob Alexander photo.


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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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