Plaque

Holborn Town Hall - RAF

Inscription

{At the top:}
Per ardua ad astra

{Beside our hero's right foot:}
McM

. . . - . . .- . . . - {the Morse code for V, i.e. Victory}

{At the bottom, above the RAF insignia:}
War Savings Campaign 1943
Presented by the Air Ministry in recognition of successful achievement in Wings for Victory Week

Frinton & Walton agree with our thoughts that the “McM” probably indicates the artist but report that even the De La Rue archivist cannot identify the person.

Site: Holborn Town Hall (3 memorials)

WC1, High Holborn, former Holborn Town Hall, 193-7

Above the entrance on the left "Public Library" and in the stone decorations: "1908" and "HBC" for Holborn Borough Council.  Details on the building.  Shakespeare's bust is on the base of the first floor bow window to the left.  The entrance to the right takes you into the lobby where the two plaques are to be found.  

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Holborn Town Hall - RAF

Subjects commemorated i

War Savings Campaign

Second World War gives a good description of the story behind these plaques. ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Holborn Town Hall - RAF

Created by i

McM

Artist/sculptor active during WW2.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Holborn Town Hall - RAF

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Holborn Town Hall - Army

Holborn Town Hall - Army

At British Military Badges we found a similar plaque on sale for £250: “Mould...

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