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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Medina
Town
Cowes
County
Isle Of Wight
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 03rd May 1992
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
21785
Current location

THE PARADE
PAVILLION
Cowes
Medina
Isle Of Wight
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 490 950
Denomination: Undefined

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Inscription
THE COWES TOWN COUNCIL/ THIS PLAQUE IS TO COMMEMORATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY/ OF THE BOMBING OF COWES ON THE 4TH/5TH MAY 1942,/ DURING WHICH THE OFFICERS AND CREW OF THE POLISH SHIP/ THE O.R.P. "BLYSKAWICA"/ BRAVELY DEFENDED THE TOWN AND WERE LARGELY INSTRUMENTAL/ IN REDUCING THE NUMBER OF CASUALTIES/ AND IN SAVING LARGE PART OF COWES/ FROM BEING DESTROYED./ 3RD MAY 1992/ G.J BANKS TOWN MAYOR
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brass
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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