The Green Howards
The 7th Battalion Green Howards was raised in Bridlington with the core of the HQ Company being made up of former pupils of Bridlington School. Wreaths are still laid at the Green Howards Table and Memorial.
The Ginger Lacey Plaque
This commemorates James ‘Ginger’ Lacey, the famous Second World War fighter pilot who shot down a German plane that was intending to bomb Buckingham Palace. Ginger Lacey was the RAF’s top scorer during the Battle of Britain. He later went on to command No 17 Squadron in Assam, India and he total number of enemy aircraft he had brought down by the end of the war was 28. He was also the first pilot to fly a Spitfire over Japan. He died in May 1989 at the age of 72 and in September 2001 the plaque was unveiled at the Priory in memory of the fighter pilot and ace…one of ‘The Few’.
The 23rd Hussars Memorial
The Hussars were based in the Bridlington area during the early years of the Second World War. They subsequently played a decisive role in the liberation of occupied Europe.
The George Symons VC Plaque
George Symons was 29 years old, and a sergeant in the Royal Regiment of Artillery, British Army during the Crimean War when the following deed took place at Inkerman, Crimea on 6 June 1855 for which he was awarded the VC.
Captain George Symons died in Bridlington on 18th November 1871.
World War I / World War II
There are memorials at the Priory to the fallen of Bridlington in World War I (left) and World War II (right). Please click on the images below to expand them.