August 19, 0155 hrs

⁃    A convoy of 237 Allied ships and landing craft, including the Tank Landing Crafts (TLCs) carrying the Churchill tanks of the Calgary Regiment, bound for Dieppe passes through the minefield laid by the Germans in the middle of the English Channel.

⁃    Doc Alexander wrote: 2 a.m. We were somewhat startled by a call from the Bridge “Action Stations – Enemy sighted.” A faint distant booming could be heard, although nothing could be seen from our ship. For the next two hours the journey was uneventful – we stood around watching but were not allowed to smoke.


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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