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Falklands War memorial

Erection date: 4/9/2005

Inscription

{On the central one of three bronze plaques on the base:}
In memory of those merchant seafarers who gave their lives to secure the freedom of the Falkland Islands, 1982.

{The other two plaques carry the names of the 17 Merchant Navy and RFA casualties and their ships. For the list see 'Subjects commemorated'.}

{At the centre of the top, just in front of the anchor:}
Time & distance
{and then, faintly scratched:}
Designer Gordon W. Newton, Maidstone, 2005

The memorial was dedicated on Merchant Navy Day 2005 by the First Sea Lord, Admiral Sir Alan West GCB DSC ADC.

RFA stands for Royal Fleet Auxiliary which is a civilian-manned fleet, owned by the MOD, which supports Royal Navy ships.

Site: Falklands War memorial (1 memorial)

EC3, Trinity Square Gardens

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Falklands War memorial

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Falklands War

Died: 649 Argentinians, 255 British, 3 civilian Falkland Islanders. 

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C. S. Chan, RFA

SS Atlantic Conveyor, Liverpool

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J. B. Dobson

SS Atlantic Conveyor, Liverpool

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F. Foulkes

SS Atlantic Conveyor, Liverpool

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W. S. Fraser

RFA Fort Grange, London

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Falklands War memorial

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Gordon W. Newton

A stonemason with a business in East Farleigh, Maidstone: The Stone Shop. Now...

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