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Return to Dieppe Series - Pourville - South Saskatchewan Regiment Tribute

The next day, the 20th, most of the contingent moved on to Caen, except for the band. They detoured to Pourville, about a kilometre west of Dieppe, where the South Saskatchewan Regiment was slaughtered and their CO, LCol Cecil Merritt won the second Victoria Cross of the raid.

In a tremendous downpour, the band and the guard paraded one more time, surrounded by what seemed the entire population of the village, at the SSR Memorial and then down to the bridge over the River Scie where many of the SSRs fell and where LCol Merritt won his VC.

Story and Photos by Captain Tim Fletcher


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