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3rd Canadian Division

12thField Regiment:

13th Field Regiment

14thField Regiment

19th Field Regiment

3rd Anti-Tank Regiment

4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment


Prior to the Normandy landing, all artillery launched a saturation barrage against the enemy defences.There were multiple artillery units on D-Day; Canadian units that landed were 12th, 13th, and 14th Field Regiments, 19th Army Field Regiment, 3rd Anti-tank Regiment, 4th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment.

Destroyers pounded the beaches, while large landing crafts fired their 4.7-inch guns and Landing Craft Tanks fired rocket rounds. The four field artillery regiments, which included 96 guns of 105-mm, embarked on 24 LCTs, and all moved toward the beaches simultaneously.

The artillery was deployed side by side, opening a steady barrage of fire above the heads of the infantry approaching the shore in their LCAs.

By evening they had all moved forward and reached their designated positions.

The Royal Canadian Artillery

  • 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.

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