Cliff Chadderton, a veteran on the invasion of Normandy with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles, adds a new dimension to the remembrance of this sad anniversary: "No one has paused to consider the effect on the wives and families of those slaughtered on the beach by saying they were nothing but pawns and cannon fodder who gave up their lives in a devious political stratagem or, even worse, sent to their deaths by the so-called military strategists who grew up playing war games with toy soldiers in sandboxes.
What does RWR stand for?
RWR stands for Royal Winnipeg Rifles (Canada)
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- Regional War Room (local authority to administer a region in the UK following a nuclear attack)
- Regional Weather Roundup
- Reword (proofreading)
- Richard Wayne & Roberts (recruiting firm; Houston, TX)
- Rideau Woodland Ramble (Merrickville, Ontario, Canada)
- Right Wing Republican (political label)
- Right Wing Resistance (various locations)
- Ronald Wilson Reagan (40th President of the USA)
- Royal Westminster Regiment (Canada)
- RREP Without RREQ (RREP = Route REPly; RREQ = Route REQuest)
- Radioactive Waste Restrictions Act (Utah)
- Regional Water Resource Agency (Owensboro, KY)
- Regional Water Resources Bureau (Ethopia)
- Recovery/Wrecker Rear Body Unit
- Referral and Workforce Resource Center (Washington)
- Remain Well to Right of Course
- Rights of Way Review Committee (UK)
- Reserved Water Rights Compact Commission (Montana)
- Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department (Tucson, AZ)
Samples in periodicals archive:
Members of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles had been taken prisoner.
The Royal Winnipeg Rifles had three members who were picked for the NHI, in 1940, but elected to go to war instead.
The young soldiers from units like the 1st Hussars, the Royal Winnipeg Rifles and the Regiment de la Chaudiere were profoundly moved by their participation in these events and in the opportunity afforded them to spend time with the D-Day veterans of their units.
General Rod Keller, the commander of the 3rd Canadian Division, sent in four battalions of infantry: the North Shore (New Brunswick) Regiment, The Royal Winnipeg Rifles, Le Regiment de la Chaudiere, the Queen's Own Rifles, and the Fort Garry Horse--and all the artillery he could muster.
Don Grant ashore with the Royal Winnipeg Rifles ran aground on a sandbar and tossed him and his equipment into the surf; he survived but his pictures didn't.
SUCH A SAD DAY As the landing craft carrying Charlie Martin and his men touched down at Bernieres-sur-Mer, the Regina Rifles, Royal Winnipeg Rifles, North Shore Regiment, Le Regiment de la Chaudiere, the Canadian Scottish, and the tanks of the Fort Garry Horse and the 1st Hussars were landing along six kilometres of coastline designated as Juno Beach.
I had lost my right leg three months earlier in Holland, while commanding an infantry company of the Royal Winnipeg Rifles.