Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park (1892 - 1975)
Defender of London 1940
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
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. Robert Falcon Scott (within shouting distance of this marker); William Ewart Gladstone (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Ho Chi Minh (about 150 meters away); Her Majesty's Theatre (about 180 meters away); Herbert Tree (about 180 meters away); For His Majesty's Pleasure
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 major military (Submitted on December 5, 2017.)
Categories. • War, World II •
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