Chamber President Mike Shorer and Vice President Annie Lorys attended the 81st Anniversary of the Dieppe Raid in Newhaven on Sunday 13 August and laid a wreath on behalf of Newhaven Chamber at the Canadian War Memorial on Memorial Green.
The event was to honour and remember those that lost their lives in Operation Jubilee/The Dieppe Raid on 19 August 1942. The raid was an allied amphibious attack on the German-occupied port of Dieppe in northern France, during the Second World War. Over 6,050 infantry, predominantly Canadian troops, supported by a regiment of tanks, were put ashore from a naval force operating under protection of Royal Air Force fighters. Within ten hours, 3,623 of the 6,086 men who landed had been killed, wounded or became prisoners of war.