Canadians and Brits during the Battle of Normandy

Raymond Wheeler visited the Juno Beach Centre where we were pleased to welcome this veteran who collaborated with the Canadians in Normandy during the summer of 1944.

Raymond Wheeler landed at Arromanches in June 1944 and served with 5012 RAF Construction Squadron laying airfields and subsequently working with the Canadians building Bailey Bridges across the River Orne at Caen. Engineering was really a family affair as Mr Wheeler’s father helped to build the Mulberry harbor in Arromanches.

Raymond Wheeler, from Kingswood in Bristol, who will shortly be celebrating his 70th wedding anniversary. Accompanied during his trip to Normandy by three geneartions of his family, he also visited the Memorial Pegasus in Ranville.


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