Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay

Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay (HM2DHZ)

Location: SO21 3HW
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 7.601', W 1° 19.442'

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Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay
KCB KBE (1883-1945)

This statue commemorates Admiral Sir Bertram Home Ramsay, the inspirational commander of the naval forces during the Dunkirk evacuation in 1940 and D-Day in 1944. He served in the tunnels below Dover Castle.
In September 1938, Vice-Admiral Ramsay was recalled from early retirement. He was given the position of Flag Officer Dover: to re-open the Dover naval base and establish a headquarters in the tunnels to command operations in the Straits of Dover.
From the tunnels, Ramsay planned the evacuation of allied forces from Dunkirk between 26 May and 4 June 1940. He played key roles in the allied landings in North Africa in 1942 and during the invasion of Sicily in 1943. In 1943 he was appointed allied Naval Commander-in-Chief and led seaborne operations during the invasion of Normandy, on D-Day. 6 June 1944.
Admiral Ramsay died in an air-crash in France in January 1945.
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Ramsay joined the Royal Navy in 1898 at the age of 15. He had a distinguished career before the Second World War, including commanding the destroyer HMS Broke in the Dover Patrol during the First World War.
To find out more about Admiral Ramsay and his work, visit Operation Dynamo: Rescue from Dunkirk.
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- British commanders planning Operation Husky (the invasion of Sicily) at Malta in 1943. Ramsay is far right.
- Ramsay at his London headquarters in October 1943.
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Date Added Sunday, January 13th, 2019 at 10:02am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 617277 N 5665248
Decimal Degrees51.12668333, -1.32403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 7.601', W 1° 19.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 7' 36.06" N, 1° 19' 26.52" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near , SO21 3HW, GB
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