Canadian WW2 memorial progress

Canadian WW2 memorial progress

 

The new memorial to the Canadian troops stationed in Worthing during World War 2 will be unveiled on Sunday August 18th at the bottom of Grand Avenue.  Pam Wilson this week advised Worthing Daily on the progress.

Pam said:  “At present we are making arrangements for the construction of the memorial, we have the information plaque and most of the pebbles for the decoration.

“Once the weather is stable we can get the foundations of the plinth built and then Nadia Chalk from Creative Waves plus children from local schools will set about the decoration.  The front of the plinth facing the prom will depict a maple leaf and the back will show the outline of Dieppe featuring the pebbles taken from the beaches in Dieppe that the Canadians landed on.”

Pam hopes a flypast by a Spitfire on the day will be possible but it depends on where it is based the day before – hopefully at Shoreham.

The Worthing Silver Band will attend the unveiling and the Canadian High Commission will send a representative.