On D-Day, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (a Machine Gun Battalion), were under the command of the Brigades of the 3rdCanadian Infantry Division . The Battalion was organized into “A”, “B”, and “C” Companies as Machine Gun companies, and “D” Company as a Heavy Mortar Company.
Each Machine Gun Platoon supported an Infantry Battalion except for No. 7 Platoon, (under the command of the North Shores), which had the objective to take out the Radar Station.
Despite the initial bombardments, they endured mortar and small arms fire as well as encountering underwater obstacles and mines, blowing up landing crafts and D.D. tanks (swimming Shermans). Yet, the three Machine Gun Companies landed without fatal casualties and took up position with their Brigades.
After achieving their D-Day objectives, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa proceeded to be engaged in urban fighting in the surrounding towns and small villages and continued to fight in North West Europe until the end of the war.
The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa
This portrait is part of a series entitled “Storming Juno”.
• It is an open edition and printed on water colour paper using archival inks.
• The size is 12”x18” (for easy to find standard framing).
• The print and certificate of authenticity is signed by the artist Silvia Pecota.
• It is packaged in a clear envelope + archival board and shipped flat.