Nova Scotia Highlanders


Then the order rang out “Down ramp!” The moment the ramp hit the ground heavy machine gun fire broke out over the seawall. On June 6, 1944 Canadian forces took part in the greatest amphibious operation in military history. Over 10,000 Canadian seamen in 110 warships and 21,400 soldiers took part in D-Day. One of five assault beaches, codenamed Juno, was assigned to the 3rd Canadian Division and the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade.