National Defence and the Canadian Forces

4 Cdn Division
4th Canadian Division

31 Canadian Brigade Group

Operation Yellow Ribbon

Return to Dieppe Series - Puys

After lunch, they were bused to the tiny town of Puys, east of Dieppe, to mark the sacrifice of the units that came ashore there. This turned into an endurance contest, with a temperature of 100 degrees and 100 % humidity. The beach is in a natural "bowl", which reflected the intense sunlight back onto the participants. Only water provided at the last minute prevented disaster, especially with the vets. It was only supposed to be a simple wreath-laying but for some reason turned into a massive event with speeches and wreaths too numerous to mention - even by the High Sheriff of the Isle of Wight!

Story and Photos by Captain Tim Fletcher

 

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