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Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975)

Defender of London 1940

 
 
Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park Marker
Inscription. Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park commanded Number 11 Group Fighter Command which defended London and South East England successfully during the Battle of Britain

Responsible for the hour by hour decisions of 11 Group New Zealander Keith Park epitomises the role played by those from Commonwealth and other allied countries alongside British forces in saving the nation from invasion
 
Erected 2010.
 
Location. 51° 30.401′ N, 0° 7.953′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Waterloo Place and Pall Mall, on the left when traveling north on Waterloo Place. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Pall Mall, City of Westminster, England SW1Y 5ER, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. William Ewart Gladstone (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ho Chi Minh (about 150 meters away); For His Majesty's Pleasure (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Turkish Gun (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); The Pelicans of St Jame's Park (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Duck Island Cottage

Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) Marker - Wide View
(approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Benjamin Franklin (approx. half a kilometer away); Monument to the Women of World War II (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Keith Park (Wikipedia). Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Rodney Park, GCB, KBE, MC & Bar, DFC (15 June 1892 – 6 February 1975) was a New Zealand soldier, First World War flying ace and Second World War Royal Air Force commander. He was in operational command during two of the most significant air battles in the European theatre in the Second World War, helping to win the Battle of Britain and the Battle of Malta. In Germany, he was supposedly known as "the Defender of London". (Submitted on December 5, 2017.) 

2. Sir Keith Park (The Sir Keith Park Memorial Campaign). (Submitted on December 5, 2017.)
3. Battle of Britain (Wikipedia). The Battle of Britain (German: Luftschlacht um England, literally "the air battle for England") was a military campaign of the Second World War, in which the Royal Air Force (RAF) defended the United Kingdom (UK) against large-scale attacks by the German Air Force (Luftwaffe). It has been described as the first
Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) Marker Dedication Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
3. Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975) Marker Dedication Plaque
Unveiled on the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain Day, 15th September 2010
major military campaign fought entirely by air forces....The British officially recognise the battle's duration as being from 10 July until 31 October 1940, which overlaps the period of large-scale night attacks known as the Blitz, that lasted from 7 September 1940 to 11 May 1941. German historians do not accept this subdivision and regard the battle as a single campaign lasting from July 1940 to June 1941, including the Blitz.
(Submitted on December 5, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 5, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 5, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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