THE WEIGHBRIDGE 2 (Liberation Square)

Liberation Square plaqueAt a ceremony on the 9th May 2000, to mark the 55th anniversary of the Liberation of the Island from German occupation, this plaque was unveiled by the first British man ashore on 9th May 1945, former Surgeon Lieutenant Ron McDonald who together with Lieutenant David Milln raised the Union Jack from the window above the plaque. Later that same morning the Union Jack was also hoisted from the Pomme D'Or Hotel opposite which had been requisitioned by the German forces. Both flag raisings were re-enacted at this 55th anniversary 2000. The liberation of the Channel Islands was spearheaded by HMS Beagle. The Red Cross Ship "Vega" which had been so vital to the survival of the civilian population after the fall of France was also in the harbour on that day in 1945. The plaque reads:- "ON THE LIBERATION OF JERSEY FROM OCCUPATION BY GERMAN FORCES ON 9TH MAY 1945 BRITISH NAVAL OFFICERS SUB LIEUTENANT A. D. MILLN AND SURGEON LIEUTENANT R. MCDONALD DRAPED THE UNION JACK FROM A WINDOW ABOVE THIS PLAQUE"

Plaque location shot Tourism Offices and Liberation Square


(See also Albert Pier, Charing Cross, Fort Regent, New North Quay)