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Bomber Command Memorial

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Address: Hyde Park | Green Park, London W2 2UH, 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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A wonderful tribute

Despite the large group of itinerant eastern european women "camped" far to near the memorial. ( I suspect they sleep against the walls at night!) The actual memorial is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Despite the large group of itinerant eastern european women "camped" far to near the memorial. ( I suspect they sleep against the walls at night!) The actual memorial is wonderfully created and if people take the time to look at it, shows exactly what these wonderful pople sacrificied for future generations.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the detail in the bomber command memorial is amazing .. standing looking at this wonderful memorial .. makes one feel humble

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a particularly pertinent memorial to us. My father for health reasons, couldn’t be a pilot in WWII. He did however, become one of the best aircraft body mechanics that Canada had. He would often tell us stories of the war planes that he had worked on. By the time I was 5, I had been to military airports... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a moving memorial to a very courageous group of individuals of whom 55,000 died doing their duty. For their country and everyone in it. "Duty" is a little used or understood word these days, and reading some of the comments on here is quite depressing. History forgotten will eventually be history repeating itself. By all means remember those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best memorials in London. It's just a shame it was denied to those it commemorates for so many years.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Over 55k men were lost during operations over Occupied Europe where a mans survival rate was low and conditions basic. To fly again and again in to the with enemy planes waiting ready to pounce and flak night after night truly these were brave men,The monument it's self is impressive and a worthy tribute to our brave flyers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In World War II, 55,573 young men flying for the Bomber Command unit lost their lives. This is a moving memorial to honor their memory and ultimate sacrifice. It is centrally located in Green Park near Piccadilly Street. I urge you to take a moment and reflect on these brave young men who gave their lives so that we might... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This relatively new memorial is a bit out-of-the way and hard to find, but worth seeking out. It's a moving tribute to the many who risked, and in many cases lost, their lives fighting fascism.

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We'd walked this way several times before noticing this memorial. It's characters are very well portrayed. Worth stopping by to take in this moving tribute to those who sacrificed everything.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great memorial to the aircrew of Britain's WWII bomber command. Memorial is quite near Hyde Park tube, (about 200 yards). Impressive and precise display of aircrews. A don't miss site for aviators and history buffs.

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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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