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Memorial details

Memorial type
Stone of remembrance
District
Newark And Sherwood
Town
Newark-on-Trent
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Presented
    Date: 1989
    Attended by: Erected in 1989 by the founders of The Air Bridge Association
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
27344
Current location

Well signposted with signs on main road for "Polish War Graves"
Newark-On-Trent Cemetery
London Road
Newark-on-Trent
Newark And Sherwood
Nottinghamshire
NG24 1SQ
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 80555 52647
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
RECTANGULAR MEMORIAL OF POLISHED STONE ON TWO-STEPPED BASE. RAF WINGS AND AIR BRIDGE SYMBOL ABOVE INSCRIPTION. ON REVERSE ARE BADGES OF RAF, RAAF, RSAAF, RCAF AND POLISH AIR FORCES
Inscription
WARSAW AIR BRIDGE / MEMORIAL / IN TRIBUTE TO 250 AIRMEN / OF BRITAIN / THE COMMONWEALTH / AND POLAND / WHO SACRIFICED / THEIR YOUNG LIVES / IN DESPERATE ATTEMPTS / TO FLY FROM / DISTANT RAF BASES IN ITALY / WITH ESSENTIAL SUPPLIES / FOR THE / FRONT LINE CITY OF WARSAW / DURING THE 1944 UPRISING / ERECTED IN 1989 / BY / THE FOUNDER OF THE AIR BRIDGE ASSOCIATION / REGISTERED ENGLISH CHARITY
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
  • Second World War memorial
    Measurements: height 1000MM, width 300MM
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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