Service this morning to remember Dieppe vets

News Aug 17, 2009 Ancaster News

A Service of Remembrance marking the 67th anniversary of

the Dieppe Raid will be held today at Hamilton's Dieppe Veterans Memorial

Park. The service begins at 10:45 a.m. and will mark the role of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) on the ill-fated raid.Soldiers from today's RHLI, members of the RHLI Association, and residents of Hamilton and Burlington will gather at the park on Beach Boulevard, approximately half a kilometre from the lift bridge on the Hamilton side. Local Dieppe veterans are expected to attend.Lieutenant-Colonel the Reverend Bryan Robertson, a former RHLI commanding officer and now an ordained minister, will conduct the ceremony. The RHLI military band will perform for the service.On August 19, 1942, 582 Hamilton and area soldiers of the RHLI stormed ashore as part of the Second World War raid. Operation Jubilee, as the raid was known, involved more than 6,000 Allied soldiers, sailors and aircrew, most of them Canadian.One-hundred-ninety-seven members of the RHLI were killed in the raid and 174 became prisoners of war. Only 211 returned to England, half of them were wounded. Only 13 RHLI veterans of the raid are still with us.

Service this morning to remember Dieppe vets

News Aug 17, 2009 Ancaster News

A Service of Remembrance marking the 67th anniversary of

the Dieppe Raid will be held today at Hamilton's Dieppe Veterans Memorial

Park. The service begins at 10:45 a.m. and will mark the role of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) on the ill-fated raid.Soldiers from today's RHLI, members of the RHLI Association, and residents of Hamilton and Burlington will gather at the park on Beach Boulevard, approximately half a kilometre from the lift bridge on the Hamilton side. Local Dieppe veterans are expected to attend.Lieutenant-Colonel the Reverend Bryan Robertson, a former RHLI commanding officer and now an ordained minister, will conduct the ceremony. The RHLI military band will perform for the service.On August 19, 1942, 582 Hamilton and area soldiers of the RHLI stormed ashore as part of the Second World War raid. Operation Jubilee, as the raid was known, involved more than 6,000 Allied soldiers, sailors and aircrew, most of them Canadian.One-hundred-ninety-seven members of the RHLI were killed in the raid and 174 became prisoners of war. Only 211 returned to England, half of them were wounded. Only 13 RHLI veterans of the raid are still with us.

Service this morning to remember Dieppe vets

News Aug 17, 2009 Ancaster News

A Service of Remembrance marking the 67th anniversary of

the Dieppe Raid will be held today at Hamilton's Dieppe Veterans Memorial

Park. The service begins at 10:45 a.m. and will mark the role of The Royal Hamilton Light Infantry (RHLI) on the ill-fated raid.Soldiers from today's RHLI, members of the RHLI Association, and residents of Hamilton and Burlington will gather at the park on Beach Boulevard, approximately half a kilometre from the lift bridge on the Hamilton side. Local Dieppe veterans are expected to attend.Lieutenant-Colonel the Reverend Bryan Robertson, a former RHLI commanding officer and now an ordained minister, will conduct the ceremony. The RHLI military band will perform for the service.On August 19, 1942, 582 Hamilton and area soldiers of the RHLI stormed ashore as part of the Second World War raid. Operation Jubilee, as the raid was known, involved more than 6,000 Allied soldiers, sailors and aircrew, most of them Canadian.One-hundred-ninety-seven members of the RHLI were killed in the raid and 174 became prisoners of war. Only 211 returned to England, half of them were wounded. Only 13 RHLI veterans of the raid are still with us.