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Bomber Command Memorial

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Address: Hyde Park Corner | Green Park, London, England
Phone Number: 0207 580 8343
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Description: 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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Went there a couple of days after it was officially opened and met 2 Australian brothers who flew on those bombing missions to Dusseldorf, the light that comes from above it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Went there a couple of days after it was officially opened and met 2 Australian brothers who flew on those bombing missions to Dusseldorf, the light that comes from above it is very atmospheric.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

the Bomber command made a massive difference to the outcome of WWII and the death rate for this group was enormous. sadly this particular aspect of the war was not considered worthy of recognition for many years and this is believed to be due to the social class of many of hose who served there. it took many years for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Absolutely brilliant work by sculptor Philip Jackson who must be one of the greatest artists in this country. A must see as with all his other work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is a fitting tribute to honour those who sacrificed so much. Having seen how the Americans honour their servicemen it is good to see this monument which will help us to appreciate the sacrifice that this brave troops gave for our country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

This is a beautifully made memorial and definitely a must see. The figures seem real so it is a very moving tribute to the Bomber Command.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great central position and a wonderful tribute. Lovely statues. A good place to sit and remember. Also very close to other very interesting conflict memorials.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

This recently built memorial to the RAF Bomber Command of WW2 is stunning. It features a bomber crew of various roles, and stands upon a plinth in the centre of the overall structure. Words of commemoration are engraved around the base and cornices, and various touching tributes from family members( wreaths, written accounts, letters ) are placed in alcoves around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

A visit to this memorial is a very moving event. The courage of aircrew in Bomber Command is very difficult to comprehend. The faces of the various figures seem to me to convey a whole range of emotions from defiant courage to fear. Take a handkerchief - even if you are a man.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I was completely amazed by the sheer brilliance of the way the memorial has captured the grief and pain of those who served and died. It is truly humbling and a very fitting tribute. Am off next Monday to revisit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

On holidays with my family i try to make everything a learning experience for my teenage daughter. It was good to see her put away her put away her iphone away and take interest in the world around her.

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Address: Address: Hyde Park Corner | Green Park, London, England
Phone Number: 0207 580 8343
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Perennially fashionable since the days of Henry VIII, the aristocratic “Clubland” of St James's is a premier destination for high end craft and bespoke design. Here you’ll lose count of the Royal Warrants (which indicate that the Royal Family patronizes the establishment) seen in shop front windows, even during a short stroll to bordering Green Park or St James’s Park. With the brightly lit and constantly buzzing junction of Piccadilly Circus at its northeast corner and none of Central London too far away, this is an surprisingly central and accessible part of town, especially given its prosperous demeanor.
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