South East England
Queen Elisabeth Road - Dover Castle
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay
London 1883 - Toussus-le-Noble, France, 1945
British admiral during the Second World War; important contributor in the field of amphibious warfare, and responsible for the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940
Bronze statue of admiral Ramsay staring out to sea, towards Dunkirk, with his right hand in his pocket and his left holding a telescope. Relief panels on the plinth depict the Dunkirk evacuation and the Normandy landings.
The paving in front of the statue shows a map of English Channel and the D-Day beaches.
In memory of
ADMIRAL SIR BERTRAM RAMSAY
KCB KBE MVO 1883 - 1945
VICE ADMIRAL DOVER 1939-42
C-in-C Allied Naval Expeditionary Force
June 1944 and of all those who died in the
Dunkirk and Normandy operations
I ploughed a passage through the foam,
Dunkirk and Deal - Dieppe and Dover,
I brought the flower of Britain home
And took the fruit of freedom over
A P Herbert
Unveiled 10 November 2000
- Stephen Melton,
British sculptor from Ramsgate
Sources & Information
Location (N 51°7'36" - E 1°19'26")
Item Code: gbse084; Photograph: 13 August 2015
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