Dover in Kent, England, United Kingdom
Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay
KCB KBE (1883-1945)
In September 1938, Vice-Admiral Ramsay was recalled from early retirement. He was given the position of Flag Officer Dover: to re-open the Dover naval base and establish a headquarters in the tunnels to command operations in the Straits of Dover.
From the tunnels, Ramsay planned the evacuation of allied forces from Dunkirk between 26 May and 4 June 1940. He played key roles in the allied landings in North Africa in 1942 and during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. In 1943 he was appointed allied Naval Commander-in-Chief and led seaborne operations during the invasion of Normandy, on D-Day. 6 June 1944.
Admiral Ramsay died in an air-crash in France in January 1945.
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Ramsay joined the Royal Navy in 1898 at the age of 15. He had a distinguished career before the Second World War, including commanding the destroyer HMS Broke in the Dover Patrol during the First World War.
To find out more about Admiral Ramsay and his work, visit Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk.
- British commanders planning Operation Husky (the invasion of Sicily) at Malta in 1943. Ramsay is far right.
- Ramsay at his London headquarters in October 1943.
Location. 51° 7.601′ N, 1° 19.442′ E. Marker is in Dover, England, in Kent. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Castle Hill Road and Canons Gate Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Located at the Hospital Battery at the cliff’s edge next to Dover Castle. Marker is in this post office area: Dover, England CT16 1HU, United Kingdom.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operation Dynamo (here, next to this marker); Ramsay: retreat and return (here, next to this marker); Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay (here, next to this marker); Fighting the Enemy in the Sky (within shouting distance of this marker); Command, Control and Communication (within shouting distance of this marker); Saluting Platform (within shouting distance of this marker); A View to the West (within shouting distance of this marker); A View of the Harbour (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
Also see . . . Bertram Ramsay on Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 13, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Notable Persons • War, World II •
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