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  • The Victoria Embankment is littered with many monuments and statues, this one is in memory of the original formation of the RAF. A fitting Memorial  more »
  • This is a glistening statue of a golden eagle sits on top of plinth along The Embankment. It is a memorial to World War 1 members of the Royal Flying Corps & the Royal Naval Air Service. It is well wo...  more »
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  • The Royal Air Force Memorial is a military memorialon the Victoria Embankment in central London, dedicated to the memory of the casualties of the Royal Air Force in World War I (and, by extension, all subsequent conflicts). Unveiled in 1923, it became a Grade II listed structure in 1958, and was upgraded to Grade II* in 2018. It is considered to be the official memorial of the RAF and related services. Royal Air Force MemorialGreat BritainFor RAF personnel killed in the two world warsUnveiled1923; 96 years agoLocation London, WC2 United Kingdom Designed bySir Reginald Blomfield(monument),  William Reid Dick (eagle) Inscriptions include: "Per ardua ad astra" and  "I bare you on eagles wings and brought you unto myself" (Exodus 19:4) It is sited at Whitehall Steps, near Cleopatra's Needle, between the north-bank ends of Charing Cross Bridgeand Westminster Bridge, and directly to the east of the main Ministry of Defence building on Whitehall. The Fleet Air Arm Memorial and the Battle of Britain Monument are nearby.
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