The rectangular Royal Delft commemorative cloisonné tile decorated in colours with a Dutch landscape and Allied planes dropping food for the Dutch people on the end of Worldwar 2 Operation MANNA, April 29 1945, 242 Lancasters, 535 tons of food was dropped. The orange sun for the returning of the Royal Family, “ The Orange .” With under the text:
VOEDSEL - VREDE - VRIJHEID (Food - Peace - Freedom.)
29 April * 1945 * 5 Mei
Marked on the back with the impressed factory mark for:
DE PORCELEYNE FLES - ROYAL DELFT
DELFT - HOLLAND - ANNO 1945
Design: H.J. Tieman.
Employment dates 1938 - 1982
20.2 x 14,5 cm. (8 x 5.7 inches.)
The Manna Project 1945.
Used were the 625th squadron in Scampton (Lincolnshire), the (Australian) 460th, the 467th and further the 100th en het 101th squadron of the RAF. Also the 300e (Polnish ) squadron was was used with these droppings. Totally joined more than 30 Britisch squadrons and 11 Bomb Groups from the American Airforce with these droppings. At the first mission 242 heavy bombers from the type Lancaster flew to to the Dutch coast through an agreed corridor.