50th Anniversary of the Bombing of Cowes

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Reference WMO260664

Address:

The Parade

Cowes

Cowes

PO31 7QJ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Non freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
Materials:
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Brass memorial plaque commemorating the 50th anniversary of the bombing of Cowes and the actions of ORP Blyskawica Plaque is attached to the wall of the sheltered seating area adjacent to the public toilets on the sea front.
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COWES TOWN COUNCIL This plaque is to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the bombing of Cowes on the 4th/5th May 1942, during which the Officers and Crew of the Polish Ship the "O.R.P. Blyskawica" bravely defended the town and were largely instrumental in reducing the number of casualties and in saving a large part of Cowes from being destroyed. 3rd May 1992 G J Banks Town Mayor

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