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Air Forces Memorial

Air Forces Memorial Lodge Coopers Hill Lane, Englefield Green TW20 0LB, England
+44 1784 433329
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I always try to get to this place at least once a year, very tranquil (as to be expected), always... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Peter139
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Interesting location with amazing view.

The building is very much a competent work of its time. The highlight comes when you climb the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
paulW3933FP
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Teddington, United Kingdom
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The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede commemorates by name over 20,000 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe, and who have no known graves. They served in Bomber, Fighter, Coastal, Transport, Flying Training and Maintenance Commands, and came from all parts of the Commonwealth. Some were from countries in continental Europe which had been overrun but whose airmen continued to fight in the ranks of the Royal Air Force. This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.
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Air Forces Memorial Lodge Coopers Hill Lane, Englefield Green TW20 0LB, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I always try to get to this place at least once a year, very tranquil (as to be expected), always worth the walk to pay respects. The climb to the top of the towers to view the surrounding counties is amazing on a clear day.

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The building is very much a competent work of its time. The highlight comes when you climb the narrow staircase by the chapel and emerge on the roof with a spectacular view of the Thames valley.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited the Air Forces Memorial last year on a gloomy day. There was renovation work going on and although I got a lot out of the visit I left wanting more. I went back on a gloriously sunny Sunday and was certainly glad I...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

If it wasn’t for the planes flying out of Heathrow directly overhead in some instances..... OK, I accept this is a fact of life with the memorial being so close to Heathrow, however, and it pains me to say this, I attend the 2 traditional...More

Thank Steven S
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We went here on Easter Sunday it was very moving. Never expected to feel so emotional.When you walk in and see all those names it is very sad.It is a lovely place though so peaceful and the view are stunning

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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

I visited here as a young child and wanted my two young girls to see it also. The wall up is lovely. Once you’re inside the Memorial all the artwork on the ceiling is beautiful. It’s very touching to see all the names from various...More

1  Thank Becather
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

I have visited Coopers Hill several times when my daughter was at Royal Holloway. I have been to war memorials in severall countries, but none compare to the peace and tranquility at Coopers Hill. If you visit you must bear in mind the names etched...More

Thank 852marley
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Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

This memorial is stunning. It tastefully commentated so many soldiers. Visitors clearly come from all over the world. It looks out over Runnymede and it's tower offers amazing views. A beautiful peaceful place. Currently due to construction work nearby it is less peaceful though. whilst...More

Thank UNA N
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

Visited for first time and was moved by the sheer number of names. It was easy to find the name of my uncle. It is a lovely peaceful place. The engraved writings are poignant.

1  Thank 101Martin101
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Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Great place very thoughtful. And when looking at the ages of the young men who’s name are there and the grounds are stunning and so well kept

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Response from wetanddry67 | Reviewed this property |
Stay in Windsor would be your best bet and do all the stuff around Windsor and then get a Uber up there agree a price with the driver and the agree for him to pick up again
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