Royal Marines Commandos Memorials

Back Boulevard van Schagen, Domburg

Two simple granite stone memorials and one simple brick stone memorial with on both sides explanatory text engraved.

These three memorials commemorate the Royal Marines Commando soldiers who landed on the island of Walcheren on 1 November 1944 and fought at Domburg on 4 November 1944. One memorial commemorates the British Royal Marines Commando soldiers who died due to the fighting. A second memorial commemorates the Norwegian commandos of No.5 Troops/10 Cdo and the liaison officers of the 52nd. Division, the third memorial commemorates the Belgian commandos of No.4 Troops/10 Cdo and the liaison officers of the 52nd. Division.

Belgian and Norwegian troops participated in the amphibious landing near Westkapelle as a unit of the 41 Royal marine Commando on 1 November 1944. The target of this operation was to occupy the strip of land from Westkapelle to Breezand. They had to eliminate the German coastal batteries near Westkapelle, Domburg and Oostkapelle. On 4 November, the Belgian and Norwegian units arrived in Domburg. They conquered several batteries and cleared the area of German soldiers which did cost many lives.

Explanatory sign nearby the three Memorial stones

Explanatory sign nearby the three Memorial stones

These two memorial stones commemorate the Belgian (left) and British (right) Royal Marines Commando soldiers who landed on the island of Walcheren on 1 November 1944

These two memorial stones commemorate the Belgian (left) and British (right) Royal Marines Commando soldiers who landed on the island of Walcheren on 1 November 1944

This memorial stone com- memorates the Norwegian soldiers

This memorial stone com- memorates the Norwegian soldiers

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