The Royal Winnipeg Rifles at the D-Day Landings

R Wpg Rif Juno Beach

Landing on Juno Beach, The Royal Winnipeg Rifles were an integral part of Operation Neptune, the largest seaborne invasion in history; D-Day was the start of the invasion of German occupied Northern Europe, marking the beginning of the end of the Second World War.

2014 marks the 70th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings. The Regiment sent Sergeant Tyson Burch and Corporal Josh Barker as part of the official contingent for the ceremony in Normandy. Several members of the Association made the trip to attend ceremonies in and around the Normandy Region of France.

Included on this page are links to videos of interviews and ceremonies around world.

Winnipeg Free Press Article

The Royal Winnipeg Rifles Association Vimy Park (Winnipeg) D-Day Ceremony CBC News Article

D-Day Vet Jack Mitchell CTV Interview

D-Day Vet Jack Mitchell CJOB Interview

Articles covering D-Day Ceremonies in Normandy from the CBC here and here, and CTV

Veterans Affairs Canada – Preparing for D-Day Part 1 and Part 2 (former Rifle Cliff Chadderton included in interviews)

Articles detailing The Royal Winnipeg Rifles involvement in the landings here and here.

Canadian War Museum flash map showing the phases of Operation Neptune