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These Are The Results For The Week Of September 10 – September 16

Under command of 1st Canadian Army, 1st British Corps captures the Channel port of Le Havre in Operation Astonia.

After 2nd Canadian Division is raised, a Canadian army corps consisting of two divisions is formed under command of Lieutenant-General E.A.H. Alderson.

Close to 400 Canadian voyageurs depart Halifax for Nile Expedition.

The level of violence is escalating in the Congo following a military coup.

Canadian troops participate in a major attack against Flers-Courcelette on the Somme battlefield in France. The attack marks the first occasion when tanks are deployed in battle. The operation plays out successfully as a series of leaps and bounds. However, of the 32 British tanks initially deployed, only about 10 prove to be of any use to the infantry. The remainder are either knocked out or suffer mechanical breakdowns.

Georges Vanier begins his term as Governor General.

Canadian Forces personnel, while peacekeeping in Croatia, become involved in a fierce firefight. The forces involved in the Medak Pocket are 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and Croat troops.

The RCMP accepts female officers—thirty-two are sworn in. The announcement to begin accepting applications came the previous May.

Operation Peregrine ends. The operation saw 2,200 Canadian Forces personnel helping to combat a massive outbreak of forest fires in the British Columbia interior. For more than a month, the CF personnel aided firefighters in containing and extinguishing fires in one of the largest Canadian Forces operations in Canada.


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