Penhale Bombing

Penhale Bombing
Perranzabuloe Museum in Perranporth

By: Carole Green & Karin Easton
Added: 10 July 2014

Following the commoration service held at Perranzabuloe Parish church last Saturday, we have received this photograph of the new memorial plaque for the men killed in the bombing of Penhale Camp at Perranporth on the 7th of July 1940. The camp was bombed by a lone German plane, of the 22 killed 19 are buried in the churchyard. Most were from the ( mainly Scottish) 58th Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment. This ceased to exist after this event, the very few remaining men being dispersed to other units.

The museum holds detailed information about the event, much of it researched by Stuart Gray whose father survived the attack. Photograph courtesy of Mick Pawlak.

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