The Dieppe Raid, also known as the Battle of Dieppe, Operation Rutter during planning stages, and by its final official code-name Operation Jubilee, was an Allied attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe during the Second World War, August 19, 1942.
The Grafton Legion will hold a Remembrance Ceremony out front on Sunday, August 21 at 1pm (note corrected time). The Colour Party will be there along with various dignitaries and our Padre. There will be a light lunch afterwards.
The memorial in front of our Legion is somewhat unique, in that it is constructed with stones from the beaches of Dieppe. The memorial itself is mostly constructed of field stones, with some Dieppe stones added for decoration by the Dieppe War Veterans Association. The top of the memorial features a sundial. Three small plaques have been added to the face of the memorial and a Dieppe stone cross is in the centre.
Our Branch is named after Lt. Col. John W. Foote V.C. C.D. who was at Dieppe on August 19, 1942.
Our remembrance of the Dieppe Raid has a special meaning for the members of Branch 580 and the people of Grafton and Cobourg.
For more information about Lt. Col. John W. Foote please read our page about him here.