A blue shield patch with the embroidered Combined Operations insignia for the Dieppe Raid.
A Dieppe Raid patch belonging to John G. Housser 1933.
Between 1936 and 1937, Housser served as Second Lieutenant of the Royal Grenadiers, and, in 1938, he joined the Royal Regiment of Canada. He volunteered for active military service in 1939, serving in Iceland's "Z" Force (1940), in England (1941-1942), and at the battle of Dieppe in France (1942). In 1942, Housser was taken as a Prisoner-of War and detained in Eichstätt, Germany in Offlag 7B until the end of the Second World War in 1945.