Dieppe Ceremony Saturday August 20, 2022

The Grafton Legion held our Dieppe Ceremony Saturday August 20, 2022 at the Grafton Cenotaph to honour those Veterans that fought on the Beach this day, and to honour the Branch’s name sake, Lt. Col. John W. Foote V.C. C.D. 

Thanks to all those that attended and participated in the Ceremony. All were welcomed back to the branch for lunch. 

The Raid on Dieppe, France, on August 19, 1942, was a pivotal moment in the Second World War. Canadians made up the great majority of the attackers in the raid. Nearly 5,000 of the 6,100 troops were Canadians. 

Although extremely valuable lessons were learned in the Raid on Dieppe, a steep price was paid. Of the 4,963 Canadians who embarked for the operation, only 2,210 returned to England, and many of these were wounded. There were 3,367 casualties, including 1,946 prisoners of war; 916 Canadians lost their lives. 

You can read more here:  https://www.veterans.gc.ca/eng/remembrance/history/second-world-war/1942-dieppe-raid

Dieppe Ceremony 2022

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