Jet Of Iada (The London Blitz and William Pit, Whitehaven)
Calderstones Park Flower Garden
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 40621 87563
STONE PEDESTAL SURMOUNTING A SQUARE STONE BASE UPON WHICH IS THE INSCRIPTION IN BLACK LETTERING. ON THE FRONT IS A CAST METAL HEAD OF A GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
6 O'CLOCK FACE: JET OF IADA / DICKIN MEDAL AND MEDALLION / FOR VALOUR. FIRST RESCUE DOG / AIR RAIDS 2ND WORLD WAR. 9 O'CLOCK FACE: RESCUE DOG / WILLIAM PIT DISASTER / AUGUST 1947 12 O'CLOCK: LED BY CIVIL DEFENCE / THROUGH LONDON / IN / THE VICTORY PARADE / JUNE 1946. 3 O'CLOCK FACE: JET BELONGED / TO MANKIND / AND NEVER FAILED.
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Measurements: depth 680 MM, height 1210 MM, width 760 MM
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LIVERPOOL CITY COUNCIL
Jet (1942-1949, of Mossley Hill, Liverpool) was awarded the Dickins Medal for Animal Bravery on 12th January 1945, for work with the Civil Defence Forces during the London Blitz. Following the William Pit mining disaster of 15th August 1947, which claimed 104 lives, he was one of two search dogs sent with the RAF from RAF Staverton to assist in the rescue. For this work he was awarded the RSPCA Medallion of Valour. He is buried near this memorial.
See file reference YDX 547 at Whitehaven Archive Centre
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