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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Bomber Command Memorial

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
1. Bomber Command Memorial
Inscription.
The fighters are our salvation but the bombers alone provide the means of victory
Winston Churchill · September 1940

This memorial is dedicated to the 55,573 airmen from the United Kingdom British Commonwealth & Allied Nations who served in RAF Bomber Command & lost their lives over the course of the Second World War

HM Queen Elizabeth II
Unveiled This Memorial
28 June
In the Year of her Diamond Jubilee
2012

Freedom Is The Sure Possession
Of Those Alone Who
Have The Courage To Defend It
Pericles

This stone was laid by
John Caudwell
Principal benefactor of this memorial
8 March 2012

This Stone Was Laid By
His Royal Highness
The Duke of Gloucester
KG GCVO
on behalf of
Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Sir Michael Beetham
GCB CBE DFC AFC
President and
The Bomber Command Association
4th May 2011

The Completion of this Memorial
Was Made Possible by Principal Benefactor
Lord Ashcroft KCMG
May 2012

 
Erected 2012.
 
Location. 51° 30.198′ N, 0° 8.939′ W. Marker is in
Bomber Command Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
2. Bomber Command Memorial
City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Piccadilly and Duke of Wellington Place, on the left when traveling west on Piccadilly. Touch for map. Located in Green Park. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England W1J 7JZ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named The Bomber Command Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Queen’s Meadow (within shouting distance of this marker); The Memorial Gates (within shouting distance of this marker); New Zealand War Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Machine Gun Corps Memorial (about 120 meters away); Royal Aeronautical Society (about 150 meters away); Wellington Arch (about 150 meters away); Australian War Memorial (about 210 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Bomber Command Memorial. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. RAF Bomber Command Memorial on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
3. Bomber Command Memorial
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6. Bomber Command Memorial
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
7. Bomber Command Memorial Marker
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By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
8. Bomber Command Memorial
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 2, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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