Canadians storming Juno Beach on June 6, 1944
Canada Juno Beach WWII Memorial. Notice the Inukshuk?
On the Canadian Juno Beach, The Fort Garry Horse and the 1st Hussars were equipped with DD tanks, but only those of the 1st Hussars could be launched. They were assigned to the 7th Canadian Brigade, on the western end of the beach. Twenty-nine tanks were launched 800 yards (700 m) from the beach, twenty-one reached the shore. However, they only arrived after the first wave of infantry which consequently suffered heavy losses. Despite this, the tanks were able to destroy German defensive positions and Canadian troops soon advanced several miles inland. The 8th Canadian Brigade, on the eastern end of the beach, was forced to land without DD tanks because of rougher seas. They suffered heavy initial casualties, but were still able to make good progress.
The Canadian Juno Beach Center, Normandy
In the cases of the British Gold and Silver beaches and the Canadian Juno beach, these frogmen belonged to the 10 RN and Royal Marines Landing Craft Obstacle Clearance Units (LCOCUs).