HMS Cricket

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Reference WMO/288141


River Hamble Country Park

Pylands Lane


SO30 2SZ


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Outside - hilltop/field/countryside
Description: Board/Plaque/ Tablet
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Metal Brass
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Other
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
About the memorial: Rounded topped metal plaque mounted on to a wooden frame within a seating area, with lettering in relief. Inscription is topped by the crest of the HMS Cricket. Below the plaque, on the same frame is a brass plaque with inscribed lettering giving details of the unveiling. The pin location is generic within the Country Park, but the exact grid location is SU 49698 11793
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The Main Plaque-HMS CRICKET/ COMBINED OPERATIONS AND/ LANDING CRAFT BASE/ 1943 - 1946./ To honour the memory/ of those members of the landing craft crews/ who sailed from this base and gave their lives/ during the D-Day landings in Normandy/ and in later sea-borne operations./ Also to commemorate/ the vital part played by all personnel from/ HMS Cricket in the liberation of Europe/ and the final victory.; The Brass Plaque- Unveiled by/ The Rt. Hon. Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE CD JP DL/ on/ 2nd June 2004/


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