Dispatches from Juno

Garth Webb’s family at the Juno Beach Centre

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Peter and Andy Webb, sons of Garth Webb, founder of the Juno Beach Centre, came to spend a few days in Courseulles and visit the Juno Beach Centre with their wives. Since their last visit for the opening in 2003, they found important changes. We are pleased to share their impressions and we thank them...

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An update on our Brick Program

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When Lieutenant Garth Webb returned to the D-Day Landing beaches 25 years after taking part in the Normandy Campaign, he noticed that only a few plaques stood as tribute to the Canadians. Upon returning to Canada, Garth was instrumental in seeing the Juno Beach Centre built to honour the fallen and educate future generations about the sacrifices...

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Canada Day at the Juno Beach Centre!

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O, Canada! Join us at the Juno Beach Centre to celebrate all things “True North Strong and Free” on Canada Day, Wednesday July 1st. Visitors are encouraged to take part in a variety activities throughout the day to learn about Canada and celebrate the 148th anniversary of its confederation. On the program: Annual Canada Day Quiz to test your knowledge of “Our home...

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Six Men on a Nickel: Joseph Hong

June 26, 2015 Whitley crew collage

Over the next two months, the Juno Beach Centre will publish a seven-part series that tells the story of the Last Flight of the Whitley AD-701, researched and written by Shirley Stone. This is part three. Click here to read The Last Flight (part one),  F/O David Goodwin (part two), Sgt. Wilfred Gordon Harris (part three), Sgt. John Gordon Hopper (part four),...

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True Patriot Love Visits the JBC

June 23, 2015 TPL 2015 visit

We were thrilled to welcome a tour group of Canadians travelling with the True Patriot Love Foundation to the Centre last weekend. The tour was led by Canadian military historian Terry Copp and former Canadian Forces Chief of Defense Staff General Rick Hillier, as well as Second World War veteran, Roland Armitage who served in Normandy with the...

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Six Men on a Nickel: W/O Joseph Gaston Jacques

June 19, 2015 Whitley crew collage

Over the next two months, the Juno Beach Centre will publish a seven-part series that tells the story of the Last Flight of the Whitley AD-701, researched and written by Shirley Stone. This is part three. Click here to read The Last Flight (part one),  F/O David Goodwin (part two), Sgt. Wilfred Gordon Harris (part three), and Sgt. John Gordon Hopper...

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Le Général De Gaulle et la Croix de Lorraine

June 14, 2015 return of degaulle

71 years ago, on June 14, 1944, General Charles de Gaulle set foot on French soil for the first time after four years of exile. He landed on Juno Beach, between the towns of Graye-sur-Mer and Courseulles-sur-Mer, having traversed the English Channel on La Combattante. After “landing”, he travelled to Bayeux where he gave a public...

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Six Men on a Nickel: Sgt. John Gordon Hopper

June 12, 2015 Whitley AD-701 (TY-B) in the photo above, taken at 24 O.T.U. in 1943

Over the next two months, the Juno Beach Centre will publish a seven-part series that tells the story of the Last Flight of the Whitley AD-701, researched and written by Shirley Stone. This is part three. Click here to read The Last Flight (part one),  F/O David Goodwin (part two) and Sgt. Wilfred Gordon Harris (part three). JOHN  (JACK)...

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