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Royal Air Force Memorial, London

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  • Whilst enjoying a late-afternoon walk along the Victoria Embankment, we came across a number of significant war memorials. One of the memorials which caught our attention because of its size and...  more »
  • This statue is on the Victoria Embankment and can’t be missed due to the fact that it’s got a gigantic, impressive golden eagle perched on top of it. A memorial to those in the Royal Airforce who...  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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