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80th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

Dieppe 1942

We remember

This year is the 80th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid. We will commemorate this solemn anniversary with events in Canada and in France.

On 19 August 1942, almost 5,000 Canadians came ashore on the heavily defended French coast, alongside British and American allies. Operation Jubilee – the Raid on Dieppe – lead to tremendous sacrifice, however the mission was not in vain. The operation provided invaluable lessons that lead to the planning of D-Day and the Allied victory on the beaches of Normandy two years later.

See images of some of the Veterans who took part in the Dieppe Raid.

Commemorative events in Canada

The Government of Canada, the City of Dieppe, Windsor and the Essex and Kent Scottish Regiment will host commemorative events in:

  • Windsor, Ontario
  • Ottawa, Ontario, and
  • Dieppe, New Brunswick.

Are you also planning a commemorative event in your community? Be sure to add it to the calendar of events!

Commemorative events in France

This summer, a Canadian delegation, including Veterans of the Second World War, will travel to Dieppe, France to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Operation Jubilee.

In France, the Town of Dieppe is also planning events and activities to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Operation Jubilee. Check out their site to learn more.

(Please note: The Town of Dieppe's site is only available in French).

Partner initiatives

Two organizations have launched commemorative projects to remember the Dieppe Raid.

Juno Beach Centre

Juno Beach

From Dieppe to Juno – 80th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid

Through varied perspectives and voices, the Juno Beach Centre's exhibition explores our evolving understanding of the raid, its links to D-Day, and the liberation of Dieppe in September 1944.

Beechwood Cemetery

Cimetière de Beechwood

80th Anniversary letters to Dieppe soldiers; Rethinking Dieppe

Beechwood Cemetery invites students from across Canada to write letters to Veterans of Operation Jubilee, and share their thoughts on the Dieppe Raid. Learn more about this program.

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