Joint service crest will grace Cleethorpes' Gate Of Remembrance
THE Army's crossed swords, the eagle of the Royal Air Force and a naval anchor will unite to honour the brave.
Designs for the Cleethorpes Gate Of Remembrance have been revealed, with the centrepiece being a poignant four-foot by two-foot joint service crest.
It will hang between two pillars at Cleethorpes' viewing balcony in honour of every branch of the Armed Forces and Merchant Navy.
Ex-Royal Navy and Armed Forces champion for North East Lincolnshire, Alex Baxter, said: "This needs to be in place.
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"People do forget what the forces have done – and are currently doing – because they lead busy lives. This is something people will pass every day in the morning and evening so they can't forget."
The Grimsby Telegraph gained an exclusive view of the designs as Royal Naval Association (RNA) launched a fundraising appeal to pay for their plaque, which will be mounted on the wall to the left of the pillars. The Royal Air Force's Sea Rescue (RAFSR) emblem will be placed to the right, and other regiments will be down either pillar.
The Humber Branch of the Air and Sea Marine Craft Section (ASMCS) has raised the money for the RAFSR plaque but the RNA still have to raise £3,200 before June 29 – Armed Forces Day.
The gates will be lit up by ornate 1920s lights salvaged from Corporation Bridge, in Grimsby, which failed safety tests a couple of years ago. Replicas of the lights will be mounted on the listed bridge instead.
The Royal Navy Club is located opposite the gate. Chairman Graham Reynolds will hold fundraising events and wants anyone who can help to contact the club.
He said: "We have got to raise the funds. It is only right the Royal Navy is represented on the gate. This needs to be done."
If you can help him, call 01472 693799.
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