Brigadier Wyman’s great-grand son back in Normandy

| September 30, 2015

The staff of the Juno Beach Centre had the great pleasure of welcoming the great-grandson of Brigadier R.A. Wyman.

Wyman_Robert_AndrewBrigadier Wyman commanded the 1st Canadian Armoured Brigade in Sicily, acted as Brigadier, Royal Artillery for the First Canadian Army in the UK, and commanded the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade in Normandy during the Second World War. His 2nd Armoured Brigade was in action almost continuously after D-Day until early August 1944 when they were withdrawn to a less forward position.

The group visited the museum and were given a personal guided tour of the park from the Juno Beach Centre History Department Manager, Marie-Eve Vaillancourt.

Deputy Mayor of Courseulles-sur-Mer, M. Lanchas, and city councellor M. Simon, came to great the Wyman family, who has already visited Courseulles on several occasions in the past.

Thank you for visiting the Juno Beach Centre!

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Brigadier R.A. Wyman congratulates Major D.F. Cameron of the Calgary Regiment and Captains T.R.B. Adams and W.H. Ellis, who are all returning to Canada for a staff training course. Lanciano, Italy, 8 February 1944. Library and Archives Canada / PA-135855

 

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