825 Swordfish Sqn Channel Dash Action

Our reference
28655
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period

Current location

THE HURRICANE MEMORIAL BUILDING,Manston Rd,Manston,Thanet,Kent,England
OS Grid Ref.: TR 334 666
Denomination: Unknown

Description

WOODEN SHIELD SHOWING 825 SQUADRON CREST MOUNTED AT TOP OF BOARD

Inscription

THE FLEET AIR ARM CREWS OF/ 825 SWORDFISH SQUADRON WHO LOST THEIR LIVES/ IN THE "CHANNEL DASH ACTION" AGAINST/ THE GERMAN BATTLESHIPS/SCHARNHORST, GNEISENAU AND CRUISER PRINZ EUGEN/ FEBRUARY 12TH 1942/ (NAMES)/ 825 SQUADRON WAS TEMPORARILY BASED HERE AT/ RAF MANSTON AND THE OPERATION TOOK OFF FROM HERE/PRESENTED BY THE EAST KENT BRANCH/ FLEET AIR ARM ASSOCIATION

Inscription legible?

Yes

Subject / Period

VC or GC Winners
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: Unknown
Exact count: no
Information shown: Unknown
Order of information: Unknown

Subject / Period

Second World War (1939-1945)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: Unknown
Died: 13
Exact count: no
Information shown: surname,rank,year died,regiment,forename,manner of death,additional,decorations
Order of information: Unknown

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 90CM , width 60CM
Materials: Wood
Listed?: No

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

Notes

LT. CMDR (A) ENGENE ESMONDE V.C. D.S.O. R.N.

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2008/02/14/the-channel-dash/

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