A couple of great Videos from the 85VICS.
Great little museum. Too bad we couldn't do something similar with the Point Grey Battery! Check out this link for the whole story.
If only we still had the guns in place at Yorke Island and Point Grey! Four emplacements that came through the battle relatively unscathed.
Always great to spot some familiar hardware. This M1A1 even had the panoramic telescope mounted. The museum was very well organized with some great animation. Walk through an actual Waco glider, simulation of the drop as you walk through a Dakota mock up. Interesting note, I did not know that parachutes were colour coded.
Real estate opportnity! On the beach in Courseulles-sur-mer, about 1 kilometer from the Juno Centre. 564,000 Euros. (Three bedrooms, 1 bathroom) Hmmm, wonder if there is a sound business case for ten friends, 56,000 euros each gets you 5 weeks on the beach in Normandy where the Royal Winnipeg Rifles came ashore. (Will have to confirm 12th, 13th and 14th Field Regiments move orders for 6 Jun 1944!)
In the town of Courcelle sur Mer there is a duplex drive Sherman tank that was pulled from the sea in 1970 and mounted as a memorial to the 1st Hussars. The tank bears the name "Bold" and is covered with all the insignias of the Canadian regiments which took part in the D-Day landings. I checked to ensure that the 12th, 13th and the 14th Field Regiments are all represented. However, I was stumped when I saw the British Columbia Regiment hat badge. I thought that they didn't arrive until 28 July 1944.
Setting the room for a Special Guest Night! I'm sure we can negotiate a price for the room for one evening.