The 1st Battalion, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry Highlanders (SD&G) was formed on 20 June 1940 from officers and men of the SD&G Highlanders (Cornwall), the Brockville Rifles, the Princess of Wales' Own Regiment (Kingston), and the Prince of Wales’ Rangers (Peterborough Regiment). As part of the 9th Brigade, 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, “the Glens” landed on Juno Beach, Bernières-sur-Meron 6 June 1944. By 7 June, the regiment was in the centre of six days of bitter fighting at Les Buissons - "Hell's Corners" - to stop the German counter-attack by the 12th SS Division. In the days that followed, the Glens advanced through enemy-held villages to be the first Allied regiment to enter Caen, capturing the city on 9 July. The regiment went on to fight through France, Belgium, the Netherlands and into Germany.
From the landing on 6 June 1944 to the end of the war on 5 May 1945, a total of 3,232 officers and men served with the Glens, of which 1,056 became casualties, with 327 killed and 729 wounded or injured.
Among the regiment’s accolades, it was said the Glens "never failed to take an objective; never lost a yard of ground; never lost a man taken prisoner in offensive action."
“Up the Glens!”
The Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry Highlanders
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.