Home Kent News Thanet: This is why people in Ramsgate are hearing air raid sirens...

Thanet: This is why people in Ramsgate are hearing air raid sirens today

5
0
Advertise here from £20*

Original article from Kent Live

Residents in Ramsgate need not worry when they hear air raid sirens today (August 24).

Six air raid warning sirens will play out from the Ramsgate Tunnels to commemorate the anniversary of the Ramsgate blitz.

August 24, 2021 marks 81 years since 500 bombs were dropped on Ramsgate.

Read more: A look inside the Ramsgate Tunnels

In total, 31 people lost their lives during the Ramsgate blitz and members of the community are welcome to come down and listen to the siren to pay their respects.

Signing up to the KentLive newsletter means you'll get the latest news direct to your inbox twice a day.

It couldn't be simpler and it takes seconds – simply press here, enter your email address and follow the instructions. You can also enter your email address in the box below the picture on most desktop and mobile platforms.

You can also sign up to our website and comment on our stories by pressing here and signing in.

The air raid siren will be sounding on six occasions, three warning sirens and three ‘all clear’ sirens.

The three warning sirens will sound at 10.10am, 11.25am and 12.45pm.

The three all clear sirens will sound at 11.10am, 12.20pm and 5.35pm.

31 people lost their lives in Ramsgate that day

These times match three of the raids experienced on August 24th, 1940.

The Ramsgate Blitz was just one part of the German bombing campaign against the United Kingdom in 1940 and 1941.

You can watch and listen to the sirens on the KentLive Facebook page around 12:15pm.

Sign up to get the latest stories from Kent direct into your inbox here

Original Article