Michael Dorosh Posted September 4, 2004 Share Posted September 4, 2004 Finally found some hard evidence that the Churchill was not used in Sicily by the Canadians. The Churchills were replaced in all Canadian units in March 1943 by the Ram, then shortly after the Sherman. Page 125 of THE TANKS OF DIEPPE: THE HISTORY OF THE CALGARY REGIMENT (TANK), 1939 TO AUGUST 19, 1942 states this quite clearly. The source is cited as "War Diary, 14 CATR, May 4, 1943". This is a doctoral dissertation by Hugh George Henry, Jr. This MA thesis formed the nucleus of the book by After the Battle called DIEPPE: THROUGH THE LENS OF THE GERMAN WAR PHOTOGRAPHER. Cost me a small fortune to get a copy, but it is the only published history of the 14th Canadian Army Tank Regiment. Odd, given their prominence at Dieppe and later in Italy, and since they live on today as the King's Own Calgary Regiment with a strong presence in the City and a good regimental museum. 0 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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