Plaque

Camp Griffiss - SHAEF Gate

Camp Griffiss - SHAEF Gate
Camp Griffiss - SHAEF Gate

Erection date: 1994

Inscription

The SHAEF Gate
In memory of those gallant men and women who served in Camp Griffiss (Widewing) during World War II.  This gate is also dedicated to the brave men who cleared the Normandy beaches prior to the main D-Day landings on June 6th 1944.
This gate was presented in 1994 by Captain Sir Donald Gosling RNR.

Although the plaque does not specifiy we think the gate was used by the men and women who served at Camp Griffiss. But it's possible that, not only the gate, but the access through the wall itself was brand new in 1994. Perhaps a local could resolve this for us?

Site: Camp Griffiss - SHAEF Gate (1 memorial)

TW11, Bushy Park

The plaque is on the wall next to the pedestrian gate, inside the park.  The girl on the bike, Beth, kindly agreed to appear in some of our photos to provide some scale and colour.

Go to our Camp Griffiss page and and you will see a total of 7 pins in this section of Bushy Park, all relating to Camp Griffiss.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Camp Griffiss - SHAEF Gate

Subjects commemorated i

Normandy Landings / D-Day

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World War 2

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Camp Griffiss / Widewing

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SHAEF, Supreme Headquarters of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, WW2

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Camp Griffiss - SHAEF Gate

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Vice-Admiral Sir Donald Gosling

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