Ashbourne - Wings for Victory Week

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Reference WMO257580

Address:

22 Market Place

Ashbourne

DE6 1HQ

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Non freestanding
Location: Internal
Setting: Inside a building - public/private
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Other Other
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: An ivory coloured Bakelite plaque depicting a winged male figure bearing a sword and defeating a serpent. The figure is set against a background of clouds and has below it five sequences of dot dot dash representing the Morse code for V used to signify victory. The plaque has a stepped border bearing the opening line of the inscription at the head and the winged badger the RAF at the foot. The plaque is moulded in relief. The plaque was on the front stairs of the Town Hall, but is now on the stairs to the rear of the Town Council Chamber.
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Per Ardua ad Astra. War savings campaign 1943. Presented by the Air Ministry in recognition of successful achievement in Wing for Victory Week.

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