~ COMBINED OPS INDEX
- CANADA ~
Below are links to web pages
with strong Canadian connections to Combined Operations.
Combined Ops Memorial
Information about the memorial,
including its location in the grounds of the
National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
The memorial embraces all the Allied
nations whose service men and women served in
or alongside Combined Operations, or
were trained by them in amphibious
Nos 3 & 4 Commando with 50 US Rangers, the Canadian 2nd Division. [Sea] 230 ships with 3000 men. [Air] 65 RAF Squadrons
(fighters, fighter/bombers and bombers).
1st Canadian Corps
This account of Combined Operations training
at the No 1 Combined Training Centre, Inveraray, Scotland, is presented in two parts; the first a report from official
Canadian war records and the second the personal recollections of a
Canadian war artist.
Fighter Direction Tenders (FDTs)
The story of the 3 radar, communications
and intelligence gathering vessels off the beaches of Normandy in June 1944 -
Fighter Direction Tenders (FDTs) 13, 216 & 217.
The story of Canada's Juno beach Commandos from training
in Scotland to Normandy on D-Day and beyond.
Landing Craft Operator
Canadian Lloyd Evans
packed more experience of life into just a few years than most young
people manage in a lifetime... even today. Although there were times of rest and
relaxation, always present was the next unknown mission with moments of
volunteer's training in small landing craft operations. Thousands of
landing craft of many different kinds, together with a well trained
force of Navy personnel to operate them, were essential for any major
seaborne landing against entrenched enemy positions.
Ice Ships in the
The improbable, but true story of a top
secret WW2 project to build ships from a mixture of ice and sawdust. Behold ye among the heathen, and regard and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye
will not believe, though it be told to you. So reads a biblical quotation from the book of Habakkuk ... a name adopted by the top secret project
to build ice ships.
How Wolfe's raid on Quebec in 1759 unwittingly set the
for successful amphibious Combined Operations.