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 In the early hours of September 20<​sup>​th</​sup>​ 1944, and throughout the day, The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment assaulted, and engaged in close combat with, strong enemy positions on the vitally important San Fortunato feature. The Divisional attack was led by this unit acting on a battalion plan formulated, and orders given, by Lt Col Cameron. The achievement of the Regiment was such that it very materially contributed to the success of the whole Divisional plan the seizing of this last defence of Rimini. In the early hours of September 20<​sup>​th</​sup>​ 1944, and throughout the day, The Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment assaulted, and engaged in close combat with, strong enemy positions on the vitally important San Fortunato feature. The Divisional attack was led by this unit acting on a battalion plan formulated, and orders given, by Lt Col Cameron. The achievement of the Regiment was such that it very materially contributed to the success of the whole Divisional plan the seizing of this last defence of Rimini.
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 Throughout each of these actions, Lt Col Cameron handled his command with coolness, skill and great determination. ​ As a result of the disregard for personal safety, sound judgement and inspiring leadership of this officer, the battalion under his command carried out its tasks with precision and determination which brought success to their operations, and very materially contributed to the achievement of Brigade and Divisional plans.// Throughout each of these actions, Lt Col Cameron handled his command with coolness, skill and great determination. ​ As a result of the disregard for personal safety, sound judgement and inspiring leadership of this officer, the battalion under his command carried out its tasks with precision and determination which brought success to their operations, and very materially contributed to the achievement of Brigade and Divisional plans.//
  
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 With DC out of the line in December, the Hast P’s, under command of the Second in Command, suffered a severe setback at the Vecchio River. ​ During the next month, DC had to use all his leadership skills to restore “the battle confidence” of the Hasty P’s. Farley Mowat again wrote; With DC out of the line in December, the Hast P’s, under command of the Second in Command, suffered a severe setback at the Vecchio River. ​ During the next month, DC had to use all his leadership skills to restore “the battle confidence” of the Hasty P’s. Farley Mowat again wrote;
  
-//On February ​15th, the unit took a heavy blow.  Lt Col Cameron was promoted and ordered to return to England. ​ There was only one consolation and this was that by February 15<​sup>​th</​sup>,​ the Regiment’s spirit was again almost what it had been before the December shambles. ​ Cameron had managed a hard task with skill. ​ He had command the unit through some of its best days, and through its darkest hours, and he had not failed the Regiment which had adopted him, and of which he had become a living part.//+//On February ​15<​sup>​th</​sup>​, the unit took a heavy blow.  Lt Col Cameron was promoted and ordered to return to England. ​ There was only one consolation and this was that by February 15<​sup>​th</​sup>,​ the Regiment’s spirit was again almost what it had been before the December shambles. ​ Cameron had managed a hard task with skill. ​ He had command the unit through some of its best days, and through its darkest hours, and he had not failed the Regiment which had adopted him, and of which he had become a living part.//
  
 After a brief tenure with the 7<​sup>​th</​sup>​ Canadian Infantry Training Regiment in England, DC was given a unique command on 10<​sup>​th</​sup>​ May 1945.  After a brief tenure with the 7<​sup>​th</​sup>​ Canadian Infantry Training Regiment in England, DC was given a unique command on 10<​sup>​th</​sup>​ May 1945. 
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