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- Memorial type
- Unveiled : 16 July 1923
Victoria Embankment,Charing Cross,City Of Westminster,Greater London,SW1A 2EX,England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 30369 80012
STONE COLUMN SURMOUNTED BY A LARGE GLOBE ON WHICH STANDS A GILT EAGLE FACING TOWARDS THE THAMES, WINGS UPSTRETCHED
IN MEMORY OF ALL RANKS OF THE ROYAL NAVAL AIR SERVICE, ROYAL FLYING CORPS, ROYAL AIR FORCE AND THOSE AIR FORCES FROM EVERY PART OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE, WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN WINNING VICTORY FOR THEIR KING AND COUNTRY 1914-18. I BARE YOU ON EAGLES WINGS AND BROUGHT YOU UNTO MYSELF
Subject / Period
First World War (1914-1918)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: regiment
Order of information: Unknown
Date: 16 July 1923
Attended by: HRH Prince of Wales KG
2011: refurbished 1946: WW2 inscriptions added.
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Trust fund / scholarship
Purpose: The Royal Air Force Memorial Fund was established in October 1919 to commemorate the work of the Flying Services during WW1 by creating an organization which would be of lasting benefit to personnel of the RAF, the WRAF and their dependants.
Details: Unknown or N/A
Unknown or N/A
LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN P 102 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
Percy Simmonds Photograph Collection
AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: BRITISH FIRST WORLD WAR MEMORIALS by BOORMAN, DEREK PP 36-37 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:SESSIONS 1988 YORK
Carter Postcard Collection
LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A P 363 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON
Local Publication/Booklet Programme of RAF Display, Hendon, 3 July 1926 p.49. Full page advertisement for the Royal Air Force Memorial Fund
STAND TO! pp53-56/ September 2012 Published:WESTERN FRONT ASSOCIATION 'Remembering the Great War on the Victoria Embankment, London'
Royal Air Force News 25 March 2011 p.7 Memorial refurbished at cost of Â£70,000 financed by the RAF Benevolent Fund
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