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825 Swordfish Sqn Channel Dash Action

WM reference
28655
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Current location

THE HURRICANE MEMORIAL BUILDING
Manston Rd
Manston
Thanet
Kent
CT12 5DF
England
OS Grid Ref.: TR 33350 66570
Denomination: Undefined

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

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

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

Subject/Period

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

Component

Plaque
Condition: Good
Measurements:
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

Reference

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

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