75th Anniversary of the Defence of Cowes

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Reference WMO260667

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 Metal (any)
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Stainless steel memorial plaque commemorating the 75th anniversary of the defence of Cowes by the ORP Blyskawica Plaque is attached to a black wooden backboard and has incised lettering infilled with black paint. at the top of the plaque is the emblem of the ORP Blyskawica
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In commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the defence of Cowes and East Cowes by the Cowes built Polish Destroyer ORP Blyskawica on the night of the 4th/5th May 1942. This plaque, provided by the friends of the ORP Blyskawica society, is dedicated to those seventy residents of Cowes and East Cowes who sacrificed their lives in that Blitz and to the fortitude and bravery of the Officers and Crew of ORP Blyskawica. This plaque was unveiled on the 7th May 2017 by Ambassador of the Republic of Poland Dr, Arkady Rzegocki and Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of White Major General Martin White CB CBE JP.

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