St Valery-en-Caux 80th anniversary

Join us as we commemorate the 80th anniversary of the ‘other Dunkirk’: the Battle of St Valery-en-Caux.

Whether you’re a passionate piper, masterful musician or simply want to stand proud and shine a light of remembrance on the brave men who gave their lives or were captured and taken thousands of miles across to Eastern Europe where they remained until the end of the War.

By supporting this event, you can pay respect and help raise awareness of the 3 charities involved; Poppyscotland, Legion Scotland and RCET: Scotland’s Armed Forces Children’s Charity.

With your help we hope that at 10am on the 12th of June pipers, and other musicians, across the world will take to their doorsteps to play the retreat: The Heroes of St Valery.

St.Valery Piper Event Registration - 1000hrs 12th of June

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Download the Heroes of St.Valery Sheet Music

Download the Sheet Music for Donald MacLeans march ‘The Heroes of St Valery’.

History of the 51st Division surrender at St Valery

The 51st Highland Division were left behind to help the French Army fight on as the Panzer divisions poured into the heart of France.

Support our life-changing work

Help support the vital work of Poppyscotland, Legion Scotland and the Royal Caledonian Education Trust.