Naval intelligence needed to
get the latest Enigma machines
a four rotor machine.
And they looked around
through the grapevine
on a boat in Dieppe.
And in the original raid
would go and grab the machine,
The RAAF intelligence said
because we've got an aerial photograph
just outside here
and we need to know what it does
and they needed a radar expert to go.
My father was working at the EMI factory
and somebody came along to the factory
anybody interested in a new form of radio?
He decided that he would go along
which was at this top secret place at Bawdsey
near Ipswich, to help.
Just doing soldering or whatever
350 foot masts, whatever he did it.
And when the war started,
he eventually got taken into the RAF
and became a radio engineer.
So when he was 22,
he was asked
They want to send him on a secret mission.
So he went up to Whitehall
and while he was there.
They said We want you to go on a the Dieppe raid
but we have to tell you
As a bodyguard to kill you
if you get captured or wounded.
So he thought about it overnight
and then decided to go.
Pourville Is in a narrow valley
one little bridge over it and huge cliff
side the side.
And the radar station
They managed to land on the beach
Jack and what was left of his bodyguard
because he was losing them very fast
A German sniper would get one of them
somehow managed to get the top.
And watched from a distance,
He got up to the German radar station
and he could there's no way he would
And so you know where
But he could see that it wasn't turning.
So he knew that it wasn't as advanced
And what he decided to do was climb
telegraph pole and cut every
And then he had to get down
He tried very hard to get a radio
that couldn't communicate
and he tried to get radio work
And the end decided I can't do anymore, so
A few people went with him.
And one was not actually a member
of the bodyguard, but he saved his life.
He took him back. So they swam.
My father was a brilliant swimmer, and
being shot at
got onto the landing craft
raising the landing craft .
And he said, Please pick up my friend.
the water was coming out of his mouth
And they opened it up again and pulled
Now the Dieppe raid, unfortunately,
about 3000 Canadians went,
only about 800 came back.
Of the others, half were captured.
The rest were killed.
But I think that not enough is
made of what lessons were learned.
But one thing that Jack brought back was
how important it was to cut the telephone.
to tell Bletchley and Stanmore
And the Germans were exactly the same.
And if you cut the telephone,
And it was then you could hear
So they knew exactly what they could see.
And from that,
But they didn't use it.
They kept it because they knew if they'd jammed then
Then the Germans would overcome it.
So they kept to D-Day on D-Day.
A lot of the German screens