The War Heritage Institute, guest of honour at the ceremony of August 19 in Dieppe
On August 19, the acting CEO of the WHI, Mr Michel Jaupart, represented Belgium in Dieppe for the ceremony honouring all veterans and victims of the raid. The delegation also counted members of the Belgian Air Force and of Belgian patriotic societies. A special tribute was brought to aviators and seamen implicated in Operation Jubilee.
Thanks to the exhibition Dieppe. Tribute to a raid organized by the WHI, commemorating the tragic events of August 19, 1942 and illustrating the Belgian part in the operation, Belgium was guest of honour for the ceremony.
9 a.m.: Wreath-laying at the Canadian military cemetery (Commonwealth War Graves Commission)
Floral offering by the Belgian delegation consisting of representatives of the WHI and 350 Squadron
2 p.m.: Tribute to the Belgian participation
Address by the acting CEO of the WHI and floral offering at the Rotunda, in memory of the Belgian aviators and seamen, by representatives of the WHI, 350 Squadron and Belgian patriotic societies: Fédération Nationale des Combattants, Fraternelle Royale de la Royal Navy Section Belge, Mars & Mercure
2:20 pm : Medal of the city of Dieppe presented by the mayor of Dieppe, Mr Nicolas Langlois and the deputy for the Seine-maritime department, Mr Sébastien Jumel to the Billet and Depoorter families, as a tribute to the sacrifices brought for peace and liberty.
(Lieutenant George Depoorter (1908-1980), Royal Navy Reserve, Belgian seaman present at the raid on Dieppe - Lieutenant Victor Billet (1902-1942), Royal Navy Reserve, Belgian seaman present at the raid on Dieppe, who lost his life on August 19, 1942)
3 p.m. : Belgian presence at the ceremony on the Square du Canada
Representatives of the WHI, 350 Squadron and Belgian patriotic societies: Fédération Nationale des Combattants, Fraternelle Royale de la Royal Navy Section Belge