A Royal Canadian Air Force Airstrip at Beny-sur-Mer
On 6th June, following the liberation of Beny-sur-Mer by the Regiment de la Chaudière, the Allies constructed an airfield near the village at the crossroads between Bernières and Courseulles. Construction began on the ALG B4 airfield, by 25th Airfield Construction Group, on 10th June and the runway was operational 5 days later even though the radar station, nearby at Basly, was still in German hands. Three squadrons of the Royal Canadian Air Force’s 426 Wing were based here, 401, 411 and 412. The Air Landing Group air field was operational from 18th June -7th August 1944.