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Memorial details

Memorial type
Board / Plaque / Tablet
District
Great Yarmouth
Town
Gorleston-on-Sea
County
Norfolk
Country
England
Commemoration
Regimental Memorials
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 2007
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
67690
Current location

Quayside near harbour entrance
South Denes Road
Gorleston-on-Sea
Great Yarmouth
Norfolk
NR30 3QA
England

OS Grid Ref: TG 53306 03824
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Two rectangular tablets depicting RAF marine crafts at sea and regimental badges each side. The dedication is below in gold lettering.
Inscription
1st tablet: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA/ THE A.S.R., M.C.S., CLUB/ THE SEA SHALL NOT HAVE THEM./ MARINE BRANCH, ROYAL AIR FORCE,/ 1918 - 1986/ IN HONOUR AND TO THE MEMORY OF ALL WHO SERVED IN THE/ AIR SEA RESCUE UNITS, MARINE CRAFT UNITS/ AND MARINE CRAFT SECTIONS OF THE/ MARINE BRANCH OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE. 2nd TABLET: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA/ THE A.S.R., M.C.S. CLUB/ THE SEA SHALL NOT HAVE THEM/ THROUGHOUT WW2 RAF MARINE CRAFT WERE IN ACTION WORLDWIDE ON/ AIR SEA RESCUE DUTIES, IN SUPPORT OF FLYING BOATS AND IN CLANDESTINE OPERATIONS./ MAJOR SINGLE ACTIONS INCLUDED: DUNKIRK EVACUATION 5 SEAPLANES TENDERS RESCUED 500 TRO0PS/ DIEPPE COMMANDO RAID 14 HIGH SPEED LAUNCHES, 3 DESTROYED BY ENEMY ACTION./ 13 CREW KILLED, 11WOUNDED, 7 TAKEN PRISONER./ D-DAY INVASION OF EUROPE 93 HIGH SPEED LAUNCHES/ FOLLOWING WW2 VESSELS WERE DEPLOYED AT MARINE CRAFT UNITS AND/ SECTIONS IN THE UK AND OVERSEAS IN GERMANY, GIBRALTAR, MALTA, LIBYA, EGYPT, PALASTINE, BAHRAIN, ADEN, MASIRAH, CEYLON, MALDIVES, SINGAPORE, MALAYA,/ HONG KONG/ AND JAPAN. CRAFT WERE INVOLVED IN TRHE KOREAN WAR AND/ THE HOSTILITIES IN MALAYA, CYPRUS, AND BORNEO.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Regimental Memorials
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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