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Toronto to Ridgeway via Normandy


At 8 a.m. on June 6, 1944, Rifleman John Hadley, left, of Baker company of The Queen’s Own Rifles, stormed the beach of Normandy in the first assault wave to begin the Allied invasion of Europe in the Second World War.

He attended memorial ceremonies of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Ridgeway Saturday with author and historian Peter Vronsky, who has been strongly advocating the memorialization of the battle and the men who fought and died, and Peter Young, honorary colonel of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (Wentworth Regiment), a military unit which traces its lineage to the 13th Battalion Hamilton volunteers which fought in the battle along with the QOR.

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