Polish Destroyer Blyskawica (plaque 1)

WM reference
21784
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 01st January 1982
Current location

THE PARADE
PAVILION
Cowes
Medina
Isle Of Wight
England
OS Grid Ref.: SZ 490 950
Denomination: Undefined

Inscription

THE MEDINA BOROUGH COUNCIL/ THIS PLAQUE IS TO RECORD THE/ SINCERE APPRECIATION OF/ THE RESIDENTS OF EAST AND WEST COWES/ TO THE OFFICERS AND CREW OF THE/ POLISH SHIP/ THE BLYSKAWICA/ WHO ON THE 5TH MAY 1942/ BRAVELY AND SELFLESSLY DEFENDED THE TOWN/ AGAINST ENEMY AIR ATTACK/ AND THEREBY REDUCED THE CASUALTIES/ AND DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE AIR RAIDS/ AUGUST 1982/ F K BAILEY, MAYOR

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: no
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Plaque
Condition: Poor
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Brass
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 01st January 1982
Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries

History

VERY BADLY PITTED

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

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