Since 1942 the Dieppe Raid has been the subject of much controversy and debate concerning its political and military background, aims, plans, execution and supposed “lessons learned.” Although historians have documented their arguments well, they have not examined accurately or in any detail the operations of The Calgary Regiment (Tank), 14 Canadian Army Tank Regiment (14 CATR), Canadian Armoured Corps. Some misunderstandings and myths concerning the tanks and men, their performance and conditions affecting their actions, must be dispelled. At this point it is worth noting that not only was 14 CATR the first Canadian armoured unit ever to go into action, it was the first time in history tanks were used in an amphibious landing, as well as the baptism of fire for the latest British equipment, such as the Tank Landing Craft (TLC), the new Churchill tank and its 6-pounder gun.
Henry, Hugh G.
"The Calgary Tanks at Dieppe,"
Canadian Military History:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://scholars.wlu.ca/cmh/vol4/iss1/6