World War 2 Remembered - Edmonton Regiment - 1943 Q2

Edmonton Regiment in England and Scotland

1943 – April to June

The second quarter of 1943 saw changes in organization and equipment for the Edmonton Regiment, a move to quarters in Scotland and training that emphasized offensive operations and assault craft landings.  It was obvious the Canadians were preparing for a movement “overseas” and, on 28 June, the Edmonton Regiment, on board the Durban Castle, finally left the British Isles behind, still not knowing their destination. All was revealed on the afternoon of the first day of July – Sicily.  For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the sixteenth in a series of quarterly newsletters recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War.  We want to highlight significant and/or interesting events, people, stories and artifacts from that war with an emphasis on Edmonton and the 49th Battalion.  The newsletter also includes articles related to 75th anniversary events of the Second World War and to more current events, including museum activities.  Anyone wishing to be included on our email contact list to received copies of our newsletter should email us at


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