Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Christchurch
Town
Christchurch
County
Dorset
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 23rd June 2002
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53189

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Current location

Crossroads of Purewell and Purewell Cross Road
Purewell
Christchurch
Christchurch
Dorset
BH23 1EJ
England

OS Grid Ref: SZ 17007 92968
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two plaques, mounted one above the other on a brick plinth. Plaque 1 has a blue background, with Unit badges at each corner and a USAAF badge in the centre, with a depiction of a P47 aircraft immediately below; the inscription is in raised lettering. Plaque 2 has raised letters on a blue/black ground. The pillar is of Purbeck stone bricks.
Inscription
TOP PLAQUE: IN MEMORY OF THOSE WHO/ SERVED/ WORLD WAR II/ 1943-1945/ 405TH FIGHTER GROUP PLAQUE 2: This Memorial also commemorates the members of/ The Royal Navy - Fleet Air Arm/ Naval Air Radio Installation Unit, HMS Raven/ The British Army/ The Royal Air Force, Special Duty Flight/ The National Fire Service/ The Civil Defence/ The Police/ and the local civilians,/ killed and wounded in operations from/ CHRISTCHURCH AIRFIELD/ during World War II, 1939-1945/ 23rd June 2002
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
  • Base
    Measurements: height 1M, width 70 CM
    Materials: Brick
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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