The 1st Canadian Army Tank Brigade, later known as the Canadian Armoured Brigade, was formed in 1941 and other regiments, including the Calgary Regiment joined it to form the nucleus of the new Brigade. It transferred to England later that year and trained for combat with the Churchill Tank Mk III before taking part in Operation Jubilee, the disastrous Dieppe Landing in August 1942.
This release of the Churchill Tank Mk III commemorates that fateful campaign with the livery in dark olive green drab with grey tank tracks, cables, suspension springs, machine guns and tools. White military lettering on the sides identify the Calgary Tank Regiment T68559R presence, while the Canadian military formation badges on the rear include a gold maple leaf on a black background incorporating the Canadian mountain goat. A nicely detailed final touch!