Veterans Affairs Canada

Veterans Affairs Canada

August 15, 2007 15:15 ET

Veterans Affairs Canada/Public Service Announcement: 65th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2007) - On August 19, 1942, nearly 5,000 members of the 2nd Canadian Infantry Division landed as part of Operation Jubilee, a raid on the enemy-held port of Dieppe, France. During what would become one of the bloodiest battles of the Second World War, more than 3,300 Canadians became casualties, including 913 who lost their lives. More than 1,900 Canadians became prisoners of war.

This year marks the 65th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. To mark this significant battle in Canadian military history, a Remembrance and Wreath Laying Ceremony will be held this Sunday at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

The public is encouraged to attend and pay respect to all those who have worn the Canadian uniform with pride, and to those who continue to serve their country today.

Event: Remembrance and Wreath Laying Ceremony
Location: National War Memorial, Ottawa, Ontario
Date: August 19, 2007 at 10:30 a.m.

Note - there will be road closures in the area between 9 am. and 12 pm.

Contact Information

  • Media Enquiries:
    Veterans Affairs Canada
    Janice Summerby
    Media Relations Advisor