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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Newark And Sherwood
Town
Winthorpe
County
Nottinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945), VC or GC Recipients
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 18 May 1996
    Attended by: Jan Van Den Driesschen
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62502
Current location

On the north wall in the north east corner of Hangar 1
Newark Air Museum
Drove Lane
Winthorpe
Newark And Sherwood
Nottinghamshire
NG24 2NY
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 83256 56071
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • RAF Museum
    Grahame Park Way
    Colindale (hendon)
    Barnet
    Greater London
    NW9 5LL
    England

    OS Grid Ref: TQ 220 903
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Rectangular plaque with proud lettering on a blue background with border.
Inscription
A PERMANENT TRIBUTE TO THE PERSONAL/ COURAGE AND DEVOTION TO DUTY OF/ WING COMMANDER G.P. GIBSON, VC, DSO, DFC,/ OFFICER COMMANDING NO 617 (DAMBUSTER) SQUADRON/ BOMBER COMMAND ROYAL AIR FORCE/ BY HIS EXAMPLE, THE TORCH OF FREEDOM WAS/ KEPT BURNING DURING OUR DARKEST HOURS/ 1940-1945/ PRESENTED BY MEMBERS OF/ THE FORMER DUTCH RESISTANCE
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Gibson, G. P.
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Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,additional,decorations
    Order of information: Undefined
  • VC or GC Recipients
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,rank,regiment,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Plaque
    Measurements: depth c12mm, height 350mm, width 720mm
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private

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