RSA seeking missing plaque
The Clutha District RSA is looking for a missing plaque presented to it in May 1995.
The commemorative plaque was presented to the RSA by the Balclutha Netherlands Society on behalf of the local Dutch community, on the 50th anniversary of liberation in their home country.
The plaque was in appreciation of the Clutha District’s war efforts towards the liberation of the Nether- lands during World War II.
In 2012 the RSA went into recess, and at this time the memorabilia that was displayed at the RSA – including the plaque – was taken down from the walls.
Some items had since been rediscovered at the South Otago Museum, Clutha RSA secretary Pauline Soper said.
‘‘Unfortunately records weren’t kept of the whereabouts of items at the time.
‘‘We’re hoping this plaque, and any other items that may have been put in safekeeping locally, might come to light once more and be restored to their place.’’
Soper was keen to hear from anybody with information on the plaque’s possible whereabouts.
‘‘About 200 people came to the presentation back in 1995.
‘‘This plaque means a lot to the Dutch community as well as the RSA.
‘‘We’d like to have it back up on our wall if possible.’’