United States Skylighters- Replacement
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- Second World War (1939-1945)
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This plaque is to commemorate/ the Skylighters Searchlight site TT114/ (also known as "Link House" Farm, Blyth)/ It is dedicated to the 827 men and officers of/ the 225th Anti-aircraft Artillery Searchlight Battalion/ of the US Army who were deployed over Blyth and Tyneside in March 1944 in the/ Defence of Great Britain under operational control of the 30th British AAA Brigade.//"Whilst in Blyth we sharpened our skills in high altitude tracking of aircraft and our/stay in this part of England was marked by a gracious acceptance by the local/population which helped us in our mission to gain the knowledge we needed.//The Battalion left Blyth in May 1944 and landed on Omaha Beach in June of that year as part of the invasion of Europe and the defence of Normandy.//We will always be grateful for the help given to us by the local population."