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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Rutland
Town
Caldecott
County
Leicestershire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
58295
Current location

Mounted on a low wall at the Southern end.
Eyebrook Reservoir
Great Easton Road
Caldecott
Rutland
Leicestershire
LE16 8RP
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 85267 94223
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Metal plaque mounted on a wooden backboard, with dedication in incised black lettering. The 617 Squadron badge is top centre, with two corporate logos either side of this.
Inscription
EYEBROOK RESERVOIR./ This water was used by Lancaster Bombers of/ 617 SQUADRON, BOMBER COMMAND, ROYAL AIR FORCE/ for low level practice prior to the raids on the/ Mohne and Eder dams in Germany on the night of/ 16 17th MAY 1943/ Which were led by/ WING COMMANDER GUY GIBSON V.C./ Corby (Northants) and District Water Company/ Crown Copyright M.O.D
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,forename,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Backboard
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Wood
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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