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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #14 on: February 21, 2009, 16:57:57 »
Fort Pitt,Military Cemetary,Chatham.
Crimean War Memorial.



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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2009, 16:44:10 »
Chatham

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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2009, 08:25:43 »
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2009, 23:28:40 »
H.M.S Wildfire III ,        Queenborough I.O.S.




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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 21:18:01 »
Halfway cemetery

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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 20:25:43 »
Naval War Memorial, Great Lines, Chatham.




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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 11:57:56 »
This is one of the superb series of memorials being placed and unveiled by the Shoreham Aircraft museum, in places near where the pilots fell and lost their lives. It's a brilliant initiative, for so many reasons, including that memorialisation remains part of our everyday life today.

This is the day that the memorial for Nat Barry was unveiled:

http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/DaybyDay/Shoreham/Shoreham.htm

Yes, there's another picture of dear Albert. We thought his poem so wonderful when we heard it at the unveiling, we asked him if we could use it at our Service of Remembrance for Civilians in November 2007, and he not only said we could ... but came to read it himself!

http://www.doverwarmemorialproject.org.uk/Information/NowandThen/Civilian/service13.htm

I've had a letter from him this morning; he's still giving his talks about his time in the RAF and out in Asia - the next one will be at Maidstone Museum on 26 February, and again he'll be raising money for the Rainbow Trust (tickets 3). Super man  :)

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« Reply #7 on: February 19, 2009, 17:41:33 »
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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2009, 12:26:25 »
Gillingham war memorial



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Re: Kent War Memorials
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2008, 14:14:24 »
It's a good one, (before 1928 - after 2008):


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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2008, 11:00:51 »
Just found this:

The cross was covered with earth during the second world war and removed in May 1945. The cross was cleaned every few years until 1994 when new chalk was added.

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« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2008, 10:56:53 »
Thats interesting.  Makes sense, at least they uncovered it again!  Wonder if there is any letters about this at the archives?

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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008, 10:33:54 »
I've just read on Wikipedia during WWII the Cross was filled in to avoid it being used as a Navigation aid by the Luftwaffe.

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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 09:40:50 »
In remembrance of the men of Lenham who lost their lives during WWI the people of Lenham dedicated a large cross cut into the chalk of the North Downs above the village.

The cross is nearly 100ft long with each arm 17ft wide.  A large boulder 9ft long and 3ft wide once stood at the base of the hill with all 42 men's names engraved upon it, this was moved to St Mary's Church yard in Lenham in 1960.  16 years later a seat was presented by the Ashford branch of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers association to replace the boulder below the cross.

http://maps.live.com/default.aspx?v=2&FORM=LMLTCP&cp=51.
242401~0.728955&style=h&lvl=17&tilt=-90&dir=0&alt=-1000&phx=0&phy=0&phscl=1&encType=1

 

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