Guy Gibson Bronze Plaque
Last year Porthleven Town Council and local historian, Vic Strike got together to look into raising money for a plaque to the memory of Guy Gibson, VC, DSO* DFC*. It was universally agreed that no tax payers money should be used, but by local fund raising events it was felt this money could be found.
Two of the ideas was for Vic to show his film on the life of Guy Gibson, and the Mayor of Porthleven would hold a quiz. The film show took place last night in the public hall. A few days ago I spoke to Vic and he was worried no one would turn up. I said don’t worry it will be packed. It was indeed packed with at least 160 people turning up to watch this excellent film, and share a pasty supper. It was a total success and a great night.
The plan is to invite the current Commanding Officer of 617 Squadron who we hope will unveil the bronze plaque later on this year, or early next on the seaward side of the Institute.