Second World War



In this section, we are presenting the operations of the Canadian armed forces.  For purposes of ease of navigation, we have chosen to present stories according to the prevalence of each service in the operation.

For example, although Dieppe was primarily a Canadian Army operation, there was involvement of elements of the RCAF and the RCN.  Therefore, the story of Dieppe is listed under the Canadian Army.

Likewise, the story of Dunkirk is listed under the Royal Canadian Navy, which sent four ships for the evacuation.

This is not intended to minimize any part played by any service.

It should be noted that approximately 23,000 Canadians in the army, 17,000 in the airforce, 2,000 in the navy and 1,600 in the merchant navy paid the ultimate sacrifice during the war.