Gemeente De Panne

Memorial to the mine clearance officers who fell in De Panne during and after WW2 EN

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Title               Memorial to the mine clearance officers who fell in De Panne during and after WW2
Material          Hard stone and earthenware
Installation     1948
Location         Jane de Laynoiplein (Crossroads of Nieuwpoortlaan/Meeuwenlaan/Leopold II-laan)

Inscription:          1944-1948
                    The city of De Panne
             to the mine clearance officers
                         who fell here
                             [Names]

This memorial was installed on 12 September 1948 to commemorate the ten mine clearance officers who lost their lives in De Panne during and shortly after the Second World War. On the curved commemorative tablet, you can see the coat of arms of the 2nd Mine clearance battalion to the left, and the symbol of the Belgian Mine clearance service to the right.