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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
High Peak
Town
Upper Derwent Valley
County
Derbyshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 16 May 1988
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
14271
Current location

Against the Northern wall inside the gatehouse
visible through a gate which is normally kept locked.
Derwent Dam
Un-named Western Access Road To Ladybower And Derwent Reservoirs.
Upper Derwent Valley
High Peak
Derbyshire
S33
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 171 897
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A rectangular brass plaque with polished narrow raised border and inscription in upright capital Roman lettering against a stippled ground. The stone of remembrance (our reference 14270) is about 18 inches below.
Inscription
THIS PLAQUE UNVEILED ON 16TH MAY 1988/ COMMEMORATES THE NIGHT OF/ 16TH 17TH MAY 1943/ WHEN 19 LANCASTERS OF 617 SQD R.A.F./ ATTACKED THE RUHR DAMS AT LOW LEVEL/ ALSO REMEMBERED HERE ARE THE/ 204 617 SQD. AIRCREW WHO LAID DOWN/ THEIR LIVES BETWEEN 1943 - 1945
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth -, height c 400mm, width c 600mm
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
History
The site lies within the Peak District National Park.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
The building forms part of the structure of Derwent Dam, owned by Severn Trent Water Ltd.
Reference
  • BRITAIN'S AVIATION MEMORIALS & MEMENTOES by SMITH, DAVID J P 42 Source: Image Library IWM Published:PATRICK STEPHENS LIMITED 1992 SPARKFORD
  • The Seven Blunders of the Peak by Brian Robinson (Ed) 91-98/ 1994 Published:Scarthin Books 1994

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