Commemorative Plaque at Poole, Dorset, UK

Discussion in 'Memorials & Cemeteries' started by Arzosah, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. Arzosah

    Arzosah Dancing, to banish some of the horrors of war...

    I was just looking through my digital photos, and found this one that might be of interest to some people. I took it in Poole, in Dorset, in July 2007. It remembers the coast guard cutters from the USA that aided the D Day invasion in 1944. I hadn't heard of the Rescue Flotilla, and I found it deeply moving to read of it in this plaque.

    "Semper paratus" is the coastguard motto, apparently, it means "always ready".

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  2. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    On remembrance Sunday 2012, tributes were placed on this plaque by a group of WWII enthusiasts, all dressed up in US WWII uniforms and driving Jeeps and Trucks used by US forces in the conflict
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  3. aghart

    aghart Former Tank Commander Moderator

    On 6th June 2022, a small service was conducted at the memorial

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