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Arromanches-les-Bains, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Royal Air Force Beach Squadrons Memorial

 
 
Royal Air Force Beach Squadrons Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
1. Royal Air Force Beach Squadrons Memorial Marker
Inscription. In recognition of the Royal Air Force Beach Squadrons that landed in Normandy with the seaborne assault forces.

The RAF Beach Squadrons worked in the SWORD, JUNO and GOLD areas to facilitate the build-up of RAF personnel, vehicles and supplies vital to the operations of the 2nd Tactical Air Force.

Men of these RAF beach units, some of whom landed early in the morning of D-Day, worked closely with their Army and Navy comrades in the beach areas and showed the true spirit of Combined Operations.

No. 1 RAF Beach Squadron
          101 RAF Beach Flight
          102 RAF Beach Flight
No. 2 RAF Beach Squadron
          103 RAF Beach Flight
          104 RAF Beach Flight
No. 3 RAF Beach Squadron
          107 RAF Beach Flight
          108 RAF Beach Flight

En Français:
En reconnaissance aux 'Beach Squadrons' de la Royal Air Force qui débarquèrent sur les plages de Normandie avec les forces d'assaut maritimes. Ces escadrons de la RAF travaillérent dans les seceurs des plages SWORD, JUNO et GOLD pour faciliter la fourniture des personnel, des véhicules et des équipements de la RAF, vital pour les opérations de la Seconde Force Aérienne Tactique. Les hommes de ces unités de de la RAF, dont certains débarquèrent tôt le matin du Jour J, travaillèrent en
Royal Air Force Beach Squadrons Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
2. Royal Air Force Beach Squadrons Memorial Marker
étroite collaboration avec leurs camarades de l'armée de Terre et de la Marine dans les secteurs des plages, démontrant ainsi le vrai esprit des opérations interarmes.
 
Erected by the Normandy Merchant Navy Memorial Fund.
 
Location. 49° 20.423′ N, 0° 37.252′ W. Marker is in Arromanches-les-Bains, Basse-Normandie. Marker can be reached from Place du Six Juin 1944 0.1 kilometers west of Rue F.Jourdan de la Passardière, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is on the beach side of the Musée du débarquement (D-Day Landing Museum). Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Place du Six Juin 1944, Arromanches-les-Bains, Basse-Normandie, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Logistics Corps Memorial (here, next to this marker); L.S.T. & Landing Craft Association Memorial (here, next to this marker); Merchant Navy Seamen Memorial (here, next to this marker); Mulberry Harbours Memorial (here, next to this marker); Passerell de Route Flottante de Port Mulberry (within shouting distance of this marker); Allan Beckett Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Arromanches-les-Bains : Un village de pêcheurs
Placard for the 5.5 inch artillery piece near the marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
3. Placard for the 5.5 inch artillery piece near the marker
(about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Arromanches-les-Bains : La Bataille d’Arromanches (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arromanches-les-Bains.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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