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Folkestone in Kent, England, United Kingdom
 

Battle of Britain Memorial

 
 
Battle of Britain Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2018
1. Battle of Britain Memorial
Inscription.
The Christopher Foxley-Norris
Memorial Wall
Is Dedicated To The Aircrew
Who Flew During
The Battle of Britain
10th July 1940 — 31st October 1940
“Never in the field of human conflict
was so much owed by so many to so few.”
Winston Churchill
20th August 1940

Hawker Hurricane · Supermarine Spitfire · Bristol Blenheim · Boulton Paul Defiant · Gloster Gladiator
Erected by the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust
And Unveiled by
HRH Michael of Kent GCVO
The Patron of the Trust
On 3rd July 2005


Our Wall
Here inscribed the names of friends we knew
Young men with whom we often flew,
Scrambled to many angels high,
They knew that they or friends might die.
Many were very scarcely trained,
And many badly burnt or maimed.
Behind each name a story lies
Of bravery in summer skies;
Though many brave unwritten tales
Were simply told in vapour trails.
Many now lie in sacred graves
And many rest beneath the waves.
Outnumbered every day they flew,
Remembered here as just ‘The Few.’
William L B Walker
616 Squadron
 
Erected 2005 by The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust.
 
Location.
Battle of Britain Memorial - Our Wall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2018
2. Battle of Britain Memorial - Our Wall
( small marker )

William Walker
1913 – 2012
Remembered here.
One of the Few
51° 5.91′ N, 1° 12.358′ E. Marker is in Folkestone, England, in Kent. Marker is at the intersection of New Dover Road (England Route B2011) and Old Dover Road, on the right when traveling east on New Dover Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Folkestone, England CT18 7JJ, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Lord Dowding (within shouting distance of this marker); Sir Keith Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Instruments of Punishment (approx. 8 kilometers away); Rebuilt Bank (approx. 8 kilometers away); Old Market Hall (approx. 8.1 kilometers away); St. Mary’s Church and Cannon Street (approx. 8.1 kilometers away); Market Square (approx. 8.1 kilometers away); Dover’s defences (approx. 8.8 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Folkestone.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Britain Memorial. (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Battle of Britain Memorial, Capel-le-Ferne. (Submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Battle of Britain Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2018
3. Battle of Britain Memorial
The Airman is Gazing out over the English Channel
Insignias of Squadrons that Flew in the
Battle of Britain are Inscribed on the Granite Base
Battle of Britain Memorial Wall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2018
4. Battle of Britain Memorial Wall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 10, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 26, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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