Troops of the Canadian Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment marching in Normandy, France, 6 Jun 1944

Caption   Troops of the Canadian Royal Winnipeg Rifles regiment marching in Normandy, France, 6 Jun 1944 ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseNational Archives of Canada
Identification Code   PA-116528
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Photos on Same Day 6 Jun 1944
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 21 Nov 2007
Licensing  Public Domain

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1. Ken Hanlan says:
19 Mar 2010 09:17:03 AM

My father is in this photograph. He's the first soldier in the main body behind the two on point. The description says this photo was taken in Normandy on June 6/44. I believe it was actually taken near Caen, France in July 1944.
2. Commenter identity confirmed C. Peter Chen says:
19 Mar 2010 11:15:21 AM

Hi Ken, thanks for visiting the site! FYI, Caen is in the Basse-Normandie (Lower Normandy) region of France.
3. Tom says:
23 Mar 2010 03:59:59 PM

Hello Ken,

I am a ww2 collector and i live in the town of Deventer. Thats a town that was also liberated by the royal winnipeq Rifles. So i want to thank your father for putting his live on the line to save us from the germans. I hope you would like to tell me more about your father and what he did in the second world war.


Tom (the_tom123(at)
4. Regan Chovin says:
21 Apr 2010 08:22:44 AM

My grandfather (James Chovin) was with the Winnipeg Rifles. I managed to record wis war time stories from leaving his home in Saskatchewan, to training in UK, to D-Day, the liberation of Caen, to his recovery in the hospital, to the day he got back home again. I plan to write a book on his war time experiance. These recordings will not be shared, sorry.
5. Anonymous says:
28 Sep 2010 02:59:04 PM

Does anybody know of my Grandpa? his name is sgt Frank leonard towers. He was a sgt. in the black devils and was said to be in the royal winnepeg rifles. i have never met him and would like to know a little about him. he survived the war then died of battle wound comlications. please email if you have any info thanks jordan.
6. Douglas Thibault says:
9 Nov 2010 08:04:29 AM

Douglas (Duke) Dowling, my Grandmother's youngest brother was a member of the Winnipeg Rifles and Died in Holland in 1945. If anyone has any stories pertaining to him I would appreciate hearing from them.
7. Bernice Dubois says:
10 Nov 2010 04:20:40 PM

I am looking for a picture of my dad's , platoon The Little Black Devil's My dad's name was Albert Dutiaume , along with his brother's .. They were known as the Fighting Dutiaume's ..His brothers were Gus, Henry and Edward . Please can somebody help me ???
8. Don says:
7 Jul 2011 04:32:15 PM

Hi, I am searching for family members or next of kin of RWR who died as a result of friendly fire on June 8th 1944. Thomas Marshall, David Dabiston, Clarence Peck, James Keir, Dougkas Evans, John Mitchell. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

9. Aaron says:
12 Nov 2011 09:54:37 PM

iam looking for any information on my grandfather, frank towers..he was a winnipeg rifle..our family history is clouded and i have no information on him, does anyone know where to begin>>??
10. Alana says:
1 Apr 2012 11:03:39 PM

My father's name is Gordon Naylor he was a Winnipeg RIfle. Does anyone know him ? I would like to have stories or pictures of his platoon.
11. Aaron says:
20 Aug 2014 02:40:00 PM

Iam still trying to find out more about my grandpa. If anyone wants to share info, please email me.
12. Anonymous says:
5 Nov 2014 08:13:18 PM

I too am trying to find stories or photographs that may include my grandfather, Glen Bassett from rural Manitoba. He was with the Devils and landed in France on July 3, 1944. He was injured a month later and was sent back to the UK. Is there anywhere else I can look? We had him with us into the 90s, but he did not like to talk about it, understandably
13. Anonymous says:
17 Dec 2014 03:17:03 PM

I am still looking for pictures of my dad Albert Dutiaume and his brothers .. they were known as The Fighting Dutiaumes ..
14. Anonymous says:
29 Jan 2016 10:07:10 AM

My dad JACK LEARY was with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and was in a jeep which hit a landmine, he survived with head injury and continued on. died in 1956 from brain tumor
15. Anonymous says:
6 Jun 2017 06:05:30 PM

I am just looking for information about my Grandfather's history. He was Murray Charles Flood he served in world War 2 with the Royal Winnipeg rifleman. If anyone could has any information or pictures it would be greatly appreciated. He made it home and had a family with 4 children and now lots of great grandchildren who would also get to know and honor him.

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