Royal Canadian Hussars

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Reference WMO262652

Address:

Block C

Albany Court

Robertson Terrace

Hastings

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)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Plaque and badge above the door of Block C. Described as red in IWM Register and in the turn of the century photograph, but appears to be blue in 2018 google street view image capture. Commemorates the deaths of eleven members of this regiment killed in an air raid in May 1943.
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THIS PLAQUE WAS ERECTED BY/ HASTINGS BOROUGH COUNCIL/ & THE CANADIAN VETERANS' ASSOCIATION/ OF THE UNITED KINGDOM IN COMMEMORATION/ OF THE 11 MEMBERS OF THE 17TH DUKE OF YORK'S/ ROYAL CANADIAN HUSSARS (7TH CDN. RECCE REGT)/ KILLED IN THE BOMBING RAID ON THE ALBANY HOTEL,/ 23 MAY 1943/ (NAMES)/ LEST WE FORGET

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