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Oxford Inscriptions: Black plaque, Normandy Crescent, Cowley


Plaque to Louisa Astrop

 

SO NAMED
TO COMMEMORATE
THE LANDINGS OF
THE ALLIED FORCES
IN NORMANDY
6TH JUNE 1944

OXFORD CITY COUNCIL

This plaque Is at Normandy Crescent, Cowley (map)

It was unveiled on the 75th anniversary of D-Day on 6 June 2019.

The street was named Normandy Crescent on 17 December 1956. As well as remembering the landings it also comemorates the old Cowley airfiled from which troops of the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire Light Infantry took off in gliders for the assault.

Plaque in context


Oxford City Council Press release, 4 June 2019

Oxford Mail, 6 June 2019: “'Forgotten' D-Day plaque unveiled in Normandy Crescent in Cowley

Stephanie Jenkins