Warfare in News


Posted on Tuesday 3rd January

The 740 (Whitby) Squadron and the cadets of 740 (Whitby) Squadron Air Training Corps and Whitby Detachment Army Cadet Force have each donated £50 towards an incomplete war memorial in St Mary's Church, Whitby.

The £100 donation will pay for the engraving of two names on the plaque. The cheque was presented to the Mayor, John Freeman, by the squadron treasurer Garry Middleton in front of the 35 young cadets who raised the funds.

The town council are investigating the number of names which are not on the memorial in order to accurately reflect those lost in conflicts since the Second World War.

Anyone who knows of a name which is currently missing from the plaque, from the Whitby area, should contact the town council on 01947 820227.

For more information about the 740 (Whitby) Squadron Air Training Corps visit the website.

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