World War 2 Remembered - Loyal Edmonton Regiment - 1945 Q2

The Loyal Edmonton Regiment in NW Europe

1945 – April to June

In April on 1945, the 1st Canadian Corps had joined the First Canadian Army in North-West Europe.  It was responsible for the liberation of the area north of the Maas River in western Netherlands.  The 1st Canadian Division, including the 2nd Canadian Infantry Brigade (The Loyal Edmonton Regiment, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry and Seaforth Highlanders of Canada) now became part of the advance westward.  For the Loyal Edmontons, this would be the start of the last month of fighting the Germans.  For more on this read the article in our latest newsletter at the link below.

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This is the twenty-fourth in a series of quarterly newsletters originally recognizing 100th anniversary events of the First World War and 75th anniversary events of the Second World War.  Our emphasis has been on Edmonton’s 49th Battalion in the First World War and The Edmonton Regiment/The Loyal Edmonton Regiment in the Second World War.  The story of the 49th Battalion came to an end in our 2019-1 edition. However, there are still stories to be told about some of its members, particularly as they relate to our newest series of articles outlining the lineage of The Loyal Edmonton Regiment with emphasis on all our commanding officers.  Anyone wishing to be included on our email contact list to received copies of our newsletter should email us at


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