Every Canadian school child should this week have been reminded of this date in 1942. Wednesday was the anniversary of the 1942 Dieppe Raid, during which 4,963 Canadian troops participated in one of the bloodiest battles of WWII. 4963 Canadians took part in the raid on the French coastal city occupied by German troops. A one day battle from which only 2210 Canadians returned to England. Many were wounded and the casualties totaled 3,367, including 916 dead and 1946 Canadian POW’s. On August 19, 2003, Roy was asked to emcee the opening of Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park in Hamilton. Royal Hamilton Light Infantry contributed 582 soldiers to the Dieppe raid. Only 211 returned to England, 109 wounded. 197 killed and 174 were taken POW. Only 102 were not killed, captured or wounded. Jack McFarland, the former Chief Warrant Officer of the RHLI troops who landed on the beach at Dieppe on August 19, 1942. Jack is 94 and one of only three still living Canadians who participated in the raid. He was wounded and taken POW at Dieppe and was the keynote speaker at the 2003 Dieppe Memorial opening in Hamilton.