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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Thanet
Town
Manston
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
28655
Current location

Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum
Manston Rd
Manston
Thanet
Kent
CT12 5DF
England

OS Grid Ref: TR 33350 66570
Denomination: Undefined

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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
Beynon, William
Bligh, Peter
Clinton, William John
Esmonde, Eugene
Johnson, Ambrose Laurence
Parkinson, Robert Laurens
Smith, William Granville
Tapping, Ernest
Thompson, John Chute
Wheeler, Henry Thomas Albert
See details for all 13 names
Commemorations
  • 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
  • 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
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: height 90CM, width 60CM
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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