3rd Canadian Division
The force that landed here was the 3rd Canadian Division commanded by Major General Keller. It had been selected to form part of the invasion force as early as July 1943 and had trained in Scotland for assault landings.
What Happened on D Day
By the end of D Day the Division had made the greatest inroads into Normandy of all the landing forces but on their left a dangerous gap had opened between themselves and the British 3rd Division that had landed on GOLD. Into that gap drove the German armour determined to push the Allies back into the sea. That story is told in our guide book as well as information about the museum at JUNO beach and all of the Canadian memorials including the terrible happenings at the Abbaye d'Ardenne.