Hamilton commemorates those who served in the raid on Dieppe

A look at how people in Hamilton commemorated the 75th anniversary for the raid on Dieppe.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the raid in France

Fred Engelbrecht (right) and Jack McFarland were both captured in the raid on Dieppe during the Second World War on Aug. 19, 1942. (Adam Carter/CBC)

Nearly 5,000 Canadians were involved in the Dieppe raid — considered one of the bloodiest in the history of the Canadian military, claiming the lives of more than 900. 

On Saturday a memorial service was held at Dieppe Veterans Memorial Park to pay tribute to Canadians and in particular Hamilton soldiers who served in the raid on Dieppe.

Here's a look at how people in Hamilton commemorated the 75th anniversary.