SZ7298 : The COPP memorial on Hayling Esplanade

taken 3 months ago, near to South Hayling, Hampshire, Great Britain

The COPP memorial on Hayling Esplanade
The COPP memorial on Hayling Esplanade
It stands for Combined Operations Pilotage Parties.
It was a clandestine commando like outfit that secretly entered enemy territory to check out various beaches and the areas beyond, to scout for the possible un-noticed future landing of spies or maybe even invasions in WW2
The plaque reads "Dedicated to the volunteers of Combined Operations Pilotage Parties based on Hayling Island in WW2.
By Countess Mountbatten of Burma OBE, 27th of September 2012
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Date Taken
Friday, 1 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 4 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Islands  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 7210 9866 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:46.9825N 0:58.7183W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 7211 9870
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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