Groupes Lourdes WW2 Memorial


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Reference WMO/272124

Address:

York Road

Elvington

York

YO41 4DY

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other monument
Materials:
  • Metal Bronze
  • Other Concrete
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Concrete memorial painted white. Central tapering obelisk. Wall to right of obelisk with cut-out in shape of Halifax bomber. Depiction of draped flag to left of obelisk. Obelisk bears bronze plaque with inscription. In September 1957 a memorial was unveiled in Elvington village dedicated to the two French squadrons. While they were at RAF Elvington nearly half of the squadrons' members were killed
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Original Inscription: HERE WERE STATIONED 1944-1945/ GROUPEMENT DE BOMBARDMENT/ NO 1/ COMPRISING THE FRENCH SQUADRONS/ GUYENNE AND TUNISIE/ RAF SQUADRONS 346 AND 347/ ICI STATIONNA EN 1944-1945/ LE GROUPEMENT DE BOMBARDMENT/ NO1/ COMPRENANT LES GROUPS FRANCAIS/ GUYENNE ET TUNISIE/ SQUADRONS DE LA RAF 346 ET 347/ THIS MONUMENT RECALLS THEIR BATTLES AND THE SACRIFICE OF THEIR DEAD/ CE MONUMENT RAPELLE JEURS COMBATS/ ET LA SACRIFICE DE LEURS MORTS

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