Weʼve raised £2,622 to help fund a Plaque for the regiment in Lebisey Normandy & also in support of Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum (Royal Warwickshire)
- Lebisey Normandy
- Funded on Monday, 31st May 2021
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In 2020 the Royal Warwickshire Re-enactment group started work in contacting the French Authorities about getting a memorial to the men of the 2nd & 1/7th Battalion's Royal Warwickshire Regiment soldiers that lost their lives for the first battle of Lebisey June 7th 1944 and the subsequent fighting in Normandy up until its liberation in July of that year.
In late November 2020 we finally received the news that we could put up a memorial plaque in Lebisey and we have been allocated a location on the edge of the old Lebisey wood and a stone block.
Many soldiers that were killed on the 7th June 1944 have no known grave and are memorialized at the Bayeux Memorial France, the loses inflicted that day and the subsequent days thereafter would see the battalion reduced heavily.
There is no memorial to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in Normandy.
It is important that the soldiers who died for the liberation of Normandy are remembered for now and generations to come.
The site of the memorial is located at a vehicle turning point at the end of the rue du perthuis Herouville Saint Clair, near what is left of the original Lebisey Wood
The location is just off the D60 which is the road that the Royal Warwickshire Bren Carriers got caught on during the assault and adjacent to the original advance the soldiers took through the corn fields back on 7th June 1944
We are allowed a maximum size of up to 500mm x 800mm for the plaque
It will contain both English and French on the plaque so all generations to come in France and England are aware of the sacrifices made
The Plaque will be unveiled on the 7th June 2021 the anniversary of the first battle for Lebisey by the 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.
We are looking to raise £1800 via donations and events planned in 2021
*****Should we exceed our target all monies raised over the target of £1800 will be donated to the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers Museum****
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Feb 2, 2021
A great appeal and a worthy cause.
Jan 31, 2021
Thank you for organising this Jason.
Jan 30, 2021
Jan 29, 2021
Good luck with this worthwhile project.
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