Operation ‘Manna’ Commemaration Medal/Plaque


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This Medal/Plaque was struck (1985) for the 40th anniversary of ‘Operation Manna’ which took place just before the end of WW11. On 29 April 1945, RAF aircraft took off from England to take part in the first of several missions to drop food to the starving Dutch. The British poetically named this mission ‘Operation Manna’, in reference to the ‘food from heaven’ in the Bible. The Americans began their food drops from 1 May, calling their involvement ‘Operation Chowhound’.The medallion was struck in 1985 and is in good condition. It measures 50mm in diameter and about 3mm thick.

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