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Operation Canuck was an operation of World War II conducted by the Canadian Captain Buck McDonald and a small team of Special Air Service troopers in January, 1945.

Operating in northern Italy, the team trained and organized Italian resistance fighters. In a remarkable event, the team’s partisans captured the garrison of Alba, near Turin.

Captain "Buck" McDonald was Robert MacDonald (Bob Ace)of New Glasgow Nova Scotia. He was a member of the NGHS track team that won the 1936 Canadian Junior track championships in Calgary. MacDonald was the 440 yd champion. He attended Royal Military College in Kingston in 1939 and shipped to England in 1941 with the Royal Canadian Dragoons. Following WWII he attended Law School at Dalhousie University, became a Crown Prosecutor and in 1985 was sworn as a Justice of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.He died in 1995.

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