The Essex Scottish Regiment Dieppe Plaque

The Essex Scottish Regiment - Plaque

The Essex Scottish Regiment - Plaque

At dawn, on 19 August 1942, 553 members of The Essex Scottish Regiment landed at Red Beach in front of the Town of Dieppe, France as part of the 4th Canadian Division raid, Operation JUBILEE.  By 6:30 am the battle was effectively over for the Scottish and withdrawal was ordered at 11:00 am.  Only 53 returned to England, some wounded.  The original brass plaque commemorating the Dieppe Raid was placed at Red Beach in Dieppe, France in 1993 as a memorial to The Essex Scottish who participated in the 1942 Dieppe Raid and also the Allied Advance in 1944-45.  The plaque was moved in 2006 near the entrance to the Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery when a new black granite memorial was dedicated at Red Beach.

The wording on this plaque is identical to the Dieppe Memorials at Red Beach, Dieppe, France and Dieppe Gardens, Windsor, Ontario, Canada.

Inscription

DEDICATED BY THE ESSEX SCOTTISH REGIMENT CANADA TO THE MEMORY OF OUR COMRADES WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR II DURING THE RAID ON DIEPPE AUGUST 19, 1942 AND DURING THE ALLIED AVANCE THROUGH FRANCE, BELGIUM, HOLLAND AND GERMANY 1944-45 ON TO THE ROAD TO VICTORY

DÉDIÉ PAR LE REGIMENT ESSEX SCOTTISH CANADA A LA MEMOIRE DE NOS CAMARADES QUI ONT PERDU LA VIE PENDAT LA DEUXIEME GUERRE MONDIALE AU COURS DU RAID LE 19 AOUT 1942 ET PENDANT L’AVANCE DES ALLIES A TRAVERS LA FRANCE, LA BELGIQUE, LA HOLLANDE ET L’ALLEMANDE (1944-45) EN VOIE DE REMPORTER LA VICTORIE.

Directions

The plaque is located at 1-389 Chemin des Jonquilles, Saint-Aubin-sur-Scie (also known locally as Les Vertus).  It is adjacent to the entrance to Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery.

GPS Coordinates: Latitude 49.895993 Longitude 1.068237

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