Memorial Wreath

Past Events

Memorial Wreath

Every year since 2016, The Friends have laid a poppy wreath on the memorial they created at the site where Flt/Lt Harry Hamilton was killed when his Hurricane was shot down during the Battle of Britain. (See Harry’s Story)

The stone, originally part of the 18th century Smeaton’s Harbour, was donated by the Environment Agency and the inscription carved by Friends Trustee James Tomlinson.

The memorial is situated 200m SE of Camber Castle, beneath a dome of Oak trees originating from a single sapling planted by Canadian troops in memory of their compatriot shortly after the crash.

For the last two years, we have used a knitted wreath created by the Rye Harbour Nature Reserve Craft Group that meets every Wednesday in the Discovery Centre 2-4pm.