August 19, 1942 was a dark day in Canadian history and the Dieppe raid a great loss. As Malcolm Bisset dug into the records of his uncle Roy (gunner on Bluebell) he became caught up in the story. Ensuring his uncle and others with him at the Dieppe Raid are remembered, became a passion.
Gathering photos and facts
Malcolm enlisted help from many businesses, museums and individuals resulting in the creation of a museum on wheels - the “Operation Jubilee Exhibit”.
PageMaster designed, printed and mounted three 60x48 inch panels commemorating the story. One panel groups each tank from B Squadron with available photos of the crews. Another panel highlights the day, and another shares the POW story.
We are sad, but such stories need to be remembered. War is such a waste.
Dedication and ribbon cutting
Many of the members of B Squadron, 14th Canadian Army Tank Regiment came from central Alberta so it was fitting to launch the new display in Stettler.
As part of the 75th anniversary commemoration, the exhibit was officially dedicated at the Stettler Legion. Along with many others, surviving veteran, Elmer Cole was on hand for the event and ribbon cutting.