A week ago, I had the opportunity to visit Dieppe, France, the site of the disastrous WWII raid that took place on August 19, 1942. The monument above, also has a twin that sits in Dieppe Park in downtown Windsor.
Red Beach was the landing site of the Essex Scottish Regiment, and it is located directly in front of the monument in Dieppe.
Of the 553 member of the Essex Scottish Regiment who landed on the morning of August 19, 1942, only 51 were evacuated to England later that day, and of the 51, 2 of them died from their injuries. The Essex Scottish sustained the highest losses of any regiment that took part in the Dieppe Raid.
A view of the beach following the raid in 1942.
A view from a similar spot in 2014.
Given the link to Windsor’s History, it was a very moving place to visit.