March 20, 1943

Saturday afternoon – everything is awfully dead – orchestra strumming away downstairs, preparing for tonight’s dance. We are exchanging our Churchill Tanks for Rams. A lot of the boys are pretty disgusted. John Begg will be leaving soon to take up some position back in Canada. Either DeRotzo from the 12th or Smetland from Brigade will take over.

The Calgary Tanks with their Churchill tanks during an inspection shortly before the Dieppe Raid. Alexander family collection.

The Calgary Tanks with their Churchill tanks during an inspection shortly before the Dieppe Raid. Alexander family collection.

A Canadian Ram tank. Library and Archives Canada. www.collectionscanada.gc.ca

A Canadian Ram tank. Library and Archives Canada. http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca

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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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