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“Unexpected and dramatic”

Bomber Command Memorial
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Ranked #37 of 1,750 things to do in London
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed February 17, 2013

I came upon this relatively new memorial quite by accident one evening whilst walking into the city from Battersea. It was lit up at the time in a very tasteful way and was really quite striking, a fitting (belated) memorial to a group of war time fighters it had hitherto been convenient to forget (or quietly ignore).

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

The amount of work put into this Memorial is commensurate with the total dedication of those who gave their all when flying with Bomber Command. The detail in this memorial is immense. There are tens of thousands of names of the home towns of those who served in Bomber Command.
If you want to find a particular town allow plenty of time, they are not in alphabetical order.

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

In a corner of Green Park, just across the road from the also excellent Hyde Park corner with its collection of fantastic memorials is this latest addition. The sculpture is truly excellent and the whole memorial fittingly designed. You would do well to visit this part of town and take in all the monuments and memorials in the area.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

A long. overdue tribute to our war time heroes. It is a most impressive memorial. The big disappointment for us was that it is still not included in the Royal Parks information boards at all the entrances to Green Park. This is a tragic error on behalf of the Parks and should be remedied as soon as possible. It is not good enough that such a memorial is not included on the info board. Shame on the Royal Parks.

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Reviewed February 15, 2013

The sculpture is magnificent and Iwould have given this a 5 but as one veteran told me: 'It captures perfectly the moment of a Lancaster crew returning but all the airman are too old..." A quick glance at the age of those remembered on the wreaths would tend to support his view.

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