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LCol James Kettles, Commanding Officer of 410 Squadron, will be participating in a seven day Battlefield Bike Ride that will commence in Dieppe, France and follow the route taken by thousands of Canadian troops and culminate at Juno Beach on June 6, 2019.
Photo: Rhea Kettles

Wounded Warriors mark 75th anniversary of D-Day

April 9, 2019 at 2:08 pm

LCol James Kettles This year marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Operation Overlord, known as the Allied invasion of occupied France. On June 6, 1944, 5,000 naval vessels, 1,200 aircraft and nearly 160,000 troops crossed the English Channel to land in Normandy, France. This marked the beginning of the end of the Nazi reign of terror over Europe and the World. Upon the completion of the operation August 21, 1944 over 225,000 casualties, 4,100 aircraftRead More