Dieppe Raid memorial trees

On Sunday, August 19 at noon, two trees will be dedicated to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Dieppe Raid of 18/19 August 1942 at the Allied Special Forces Grove at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, England. According to the NMA website, the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove has two memorials dedicated to Canadians who fought during the Second World War, including the Dieppe Raid Memorial Garden, ringed by red sandstone, that includes an October glory tree and hundreds of heathers that represent the Scottish plaid of the Canadian regiments that fought at Dieppe, along with commemorative plaques. A PDF about the Dieppe Raid Memorial Garden can be found here.

The arboretum and the memorial look like a beautiful, peaceful place and a remarkable way to remember our veterans. If you’re ever in Staffordshire, I would say the NMA is a must see!


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About Rob Alexander

I am a writer, photographer and historian and the author of The History of Canmore, published by Summerthought Publishing of Banff, AB.

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