Caloundra Arctic Convoy Veterans Association Memorial Plaque

Location of Caloundra Arctic Convoy Veterans Association Memorial Plaque

Memorial Park, Victoria Parade, Wickham Point
Caloundra QLD 4551

Bronze plaque recessed into the top of a concrete plinth. The plaque is dedicated by the Arctic Convoy Veteran's Association of Australia in recognition of the services of sailors who lost their lives while transporting and escorting war materials and supplies to north Russian ports during the Second World War between 1941 and 1945.

Inscription

ARCTIC CONVOY VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF AUSTRALIA
[Navy][Merchant Navy]

SCAPA FLOW BARENTS SEA

LOCH EWE MURMANSK
REYKJAVIK ARCHANGEL
SEYDISFIORD POLYARNOE
WORLD WAR 11 1939 - 1945

IN MEMORY OF THE 2,773 SAILORS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES WHILE
TRANSPORTING AND ESCORTING WAR MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES
IN HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS TO NORTH RUSSIAN PORTS
BETWEEN 1941 - 1945
98 BRITISH AND ALLIED MERCHANT SHIPS AND 21 WARSHIPS
WERE LOST DUE TO ENEMY ACTION

Conflicts commemorated
  • Second World War, 1939–1945
  • Unit memorials
Memorial type
Plaque
Recorded by
Lex Gilvear, Secretary, Caloundra RSL Sub-Branch
Date recorded
27 October 2009

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