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Bomber Command Memorial

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Address: Hyde Park Corner | Green Park, London, England
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The RAF Benevolent Fund is proud and privileged to be the custodian of the...

The RAF Benevolent Fund is proud and privileged to be the custodian of the new Bomber Command Memorial in central London. The memorial has been built to be modern, yet classical, in Portland stone. At its heart are the bronze sculptures of a Bomber Command aircrew. Within the memorial, the space is open to the sky with an opening designed to allow light to fall directly onto sculptures of the aircrew.

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sat here for quite a while looking at people come and go, peoples reactions were heartfelt and moving..many people cried, some left tokens. stayed here till after dusk. war is hell

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

sat here for quite a while looking at people come and go, peoples reactions were heartfelt and moving..many people cried, some left tokens. stayed here till after dusk. war is hell

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This stands well as a piece of art in itself, but as a memorial it is even better. Perhaps the most moving thing is the way the people have claimed it as their own leaving little memoriam notes about their family. It is perhaps at its best at sunset or in the dark.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Although controversial in its subject matter I felt that this memorial was necessary for the British people and it does a fantastic job in symbolising the unimaginable heroism of a group of heroes who were conveniently forgotten by history. The memorial is understated and awe inspiring at the same. The sculptor and designers have done a magnificent job and it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful tribute to the crews of Bomber Command. The statues are simply stunning. I stood in awe at the courage of those young men who served and thought about the 55,000 who did not come home.

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Hadleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It took a long time coming, but eventually we got there. Just standing next to the immortalised Lancaster crew and gazing up through the glass dome at the heavens above makes one finally appreciate how much they gave for all our tomorrows.

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Without all the usual pomp and ceremony surrounding other memorials, this tribute at last recognises the brave efforts of the airmen of bomber command. Long seen as the villains, their contribution to the war is recognised in this simple group of statues based on real airmen of different nationalities. Being actual people makes it more present and on a quiet... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited with a friend whose father was in Bomber Command. We went early evening and could see stars through the roof.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyone will be moved by a visit to this memorial dedicated to the men and women who made up the Bomber Command. Appropriately situated in Hyde Park, this memorial, which is readily accessible and visually impressive and inviting, allows all who visit as well as passers by to stop and give thanks to these selfless heroes - a must see!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was not familiar with the Bomber Command Memorial, just happened to walk by. I was instantly drawn in by the beautiful structure and the backs of the statues from the street side. Incredibly detailed statues, makes you feel if you are standing next to the soldiers. I was blown away by the number of flowers, wreaths, and poppys laid... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A constant reminder of what these young men sacrificed for our very survival. Shortly after our visit some mindless moronic Scumbag spray painted this beautiful memorial. Well worth a visit. In a quality location.

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