Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa MG, R.C.I.C.

Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa MGCanada shoulder title3rd Canadian Infantry Division

33 Canadian Brigade Group, 3rd Infantry Division

D-DAY Regiment

Motto: ADVANCE

Headquarters Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The regiment mobilized the 'The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Machine Gun), CASF' for active service on 1 September 1939. It was redesignated: '1st Battalion, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Machine Gun), CASF' on 7 November 1940; '3rd Infantry Division Support Battalion (The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa), CIC, CASF' on 1 May 1943; and '1st Battalion, The Cameron Highlanders of Ottawa (Machine Gun), CIC, CASF' on 24 February 1944. The unit embarked for garrison duty in Iceland with “Z” Force on 1 July 1940, and on 28 April 1941 it was transferred to Britain. On D-Day, 6 June 1944, it landed in Normandy, France as a part of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division, and it continued to fight in North West Europe until the end of the war. The overseas battalion was disbanded on 31 December 1945. Source: Canada.ca