Evacuation Plaque

On 23 June 1940 at 6am, the church bells rang to notify the 1500 islanders that six Royal Navy ships were approaching Braye Harbour to evacuate them to the mainland, with only hours to gather their belongings and assemble.

They were not able to return to Alderney for over five years.

The plaque at the Court House are the words of a notice pinned to the Court House on 22 June 1940 by Judge French to notify islanders. 



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