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Operation Jubilee – 75th Anniversary Commemorative Tour


About the tour: Operation Jubilee – 75th Anniversary Commemorative Tour

  • Campaign: World War 2 (WW2)
  • Campaign Dates Covered: Aug 1942

This tour will cover the following key events

  • Dieppe: Operation Jubilee - 19 August 1942
    In August 1942, the Allies launced an attack on the Germans at the port of Dieppe. The aim was to occupy as much ground as possible and gather intelligence. However, the plan failed and saw over 60% of the Allied force who landed at Dieppe, being killed, wounded or captured.

Tour Introduction

Operation Jubilee occurred in August 1942, during World War 2, when British Commandos, Canadian troops and American Rangers attempted to make a major assault at Dieppe, on the French coast. On this tour, we commemorate the 75th anniversary of this tragic battle, which ended in huge loss of life, especially for the Canadian troops. We also spend time exploring the area and the sites where the battles took place. We see where the Commandos and Rangers came ashore and the bunker sites they attacked. We also visit the Canadian beaches and spend time remembering the fallen at the Dieppe War Cemetery.

Tour Includes


  • 3 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • Specialist Battlefield Guide
  • Travel from a regional joining point
  • Travel by executive coach
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Tour Itinerary

Aug 18

Regional departure by coach, then to our hotel in northern France, where we stay for three nights.

Aug 19

On the anniversary day, 19th August, we attend the official commemoration event at Puys Beach to remember the Royal Canadian Regiment who were almost wiped out here in the landings. After this we will attend the inauguration of a new memorial to the Calgary Tanks and following lunch in Dieppe, we will attend the ceremony in the Dieppe War Cemetery. In the afternoon we will also attend the Canadian Government event in ‘Place du Canada’ before having free-time in Dieppe itself.

Included meals: Breakfast

Aug 20

Today we will look at the role of Commando and Rangers in the areas outside the main landings. These elite troops were given the objective of destroying specific targets, including bunkers. We visit some of these, see their memorials and look at the ground where they were fighting.

Included meals: Breakfast

Aug 21

Return home.

Included meals: Breakfast


Specialist Battlefield Guides

All of Leger’s battlefield tours are accompanied by specialist guides. Their individual in-depth knowledge of warfare will be informative, as well as enhance your overall experience, as they recreate a fascinating perception of the history and factual events of each battle. Discover the actual catalysts for war, the strategies employed and the final, inevitable outcomes, as well as experiencing the emotional human side of the front line.

Please note: On certain tours, you may get tour guides other that the ones listed below.

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Hotel

You will stay for three nights in a city style hotel in the Rouen/Dieppe/Abeville area. Full details of your hotel will be advised with your travel documents.

Travel Options

All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.

When it comes to getting to the Battlefields, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you choose from.

Travel Extras

With an overnight stay or the option to meet us at the interchange, our travel extras allow you to create a travel experience to suit your needs...

Stay overnight near Dover

Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £38 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

Join coach at Interchange

Join your tour coach at the interchange.

On most tours if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines.

Excludes tours to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

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