16 August 2017
Granddaughter of Dieppe Raid casualty visits memorial he is commemorated on for the first time
Descendants and veterans attended a service in memory of those lost during the Dieppe Raid at Brookwood Military Cemetery yesterday.
Read more about the Dieppe raid
On 19 August 1942, Allied forces launched a large-scale amphibious raid on the French coast around the port of Dieppe.
Saturday 19 August will mark the 75th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in 1942. Here are 11 facts about the raid:
The CWGC commemorates more than 950 men who died during the Dieppe Raid at its sites in France and the UK. More than 730 who died during the raid are buried in CWGC Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery and 43 in CWGC Brookwood Military Cemetery, while the Brookwood 1939-1945 Memorial commemorates 198 who died during the raid and have no known grave. From a horseman to brothers, here are the stories of some of the men as the Commission marks the 75th anniversary of the raid today and tomorrow.