Remembering the Dieppe Raid

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

The 72nd anniversary of the Dieppe Raid has been commemorated during a ceremony this morning at Hamilton’s Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park.

Members of the Royal Hamilton Light Infantry Veteran’s Association, soldiers from the R-H-L-I and friends of the Regiment gathered at the park on Beach Boulevard at 11 o’clock.

Nearly 600 Hamilton and area soldiers stormed ashore as part of the raid during World War Two on August 19th, 1942.

197 of the local soldiers were killed during the raid and many more became prisoners of war.

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