The Ill Fated Dieppe Raid .

The Dieppe Raid: A Tragedy In 1942

Canadian troops on the move thought-out the villages and towns in West Sussex.

The First Canadian Division, Headquarters  Kneep Castle West Sussex.


The First Canadian Infantry Brigade. Slindon House West Sussex.

Sixty years ago, on August 19, 1942, a largely Canadian force attempted to deal a heavy blow to German forces occupying Dieppe. The raid was a military disaster: on this one day, 907 Canadians were killed

Canadian prisoners of war – 1,874 were captured in the raid.

In 1942, members of the Canadian army were encamped in the hills and towns of the South Downs around Brighton., Worthing, Littlehampton, Arundel, Slindon, to name a few of the locations.  They were about to embark on a daring raid on the Nazi held French port of Dieppe.


One response to “The Ill Fated Dieppe Raid .

  1. Dear Sir or Madam,

    On Sunday 19th August 2012 at 12 noon we will be commemorating the 70th Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid with a service at the Dieppe Raid memorial, situated within the Allied Special Forces Grove, which is part of the National Memorial Arboretum. Further details are available from the NMA website or from

    I will be glad to assist with any enquiries about this event on 07929-118598.

    Yours faithfully,

    Mike Colton

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