This August we shall recall the events of seventy five years ago, when many Canadian soldiers based in and around Wisborough Green, supported by US and British troops, took part in the ‘Dieppe Raid’, which we shall commemorate on Sunday 6th August at our 10.30am service. This assault on the port of Dieppe in occupied France cost the lives of many allied troops with the Canadian Units suffering many fatalities. Others were wounded or captured. For those troops who returned, the events they had experienced toughened their resolve, to ensure that one day they would return and help liberate not just occupied France, but the rest of Nazi controlled Europe. Many of those young men who boarded those ships in the August of 1942, are now in their 90’s and as we give thanks for their dedication and sacrifice, this years service will probably be the last in its present format.
So I would like to encourage as many folk as possible from the village to join us at St. Peter’s to remember and give thanks for the commitment to an ‘Anniversary’ that is special in the life of this community seventy-five years on.
Clive and Marion