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Memorial details

Memorial type
Serviceman / Servicewoman
District
Barnet
Town
Colindale, Hendon
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Second World War (1939-1945)
Maker
PAMELA TAYLOR (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 May 2003
    Attended by: HRH THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
53106
Current location

In the Bomber Command Hall
RAF Museum
Grahame Park Way
Colindale
Hendon
Barnet
Greater London
NW9 SLL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 22133 90248
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Sculptured figure of an RAF airman dragging a sledge on a forced march; plinth bears badge of the RAF and inscription incised in gilded lettering.
Inscription
Side 1-THE LONG MARCH Side 2-ERECTED BY THE ROYAL AIR FORCES EX-PRISONERS OF WAR ASSOCIATION AND DEDICATED/TO THE MEMORY OF PRISONERS OF WAR OF THE RAF, ALLIED AND COMMONWEALTH AIR FORCES./THIS MEMORIAL REPRESENTS AIR FORCES PRISONERS OF WAR TRUDGING THROUGH SNOW AFTER BEING FORCED/BY GERMAN GUARDS TO LEAVE THEIR PRISON CAMPS IN THE FACE OF THE RUSSIAN ADVANCE IN 1945. Side 3- UNVEILED BY HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE PHILIP, DUKE OF EDINBURGH, KG, KT/14TH MAY 2003/GENEROUSLY FUNDED BY MEMBERS AND WIDOWS OF THE RAFS EX POW ASSOCIATION AND THEIR FRIENDS/SCULPTOR PAM TAYLOR ARBS
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Unknown
Listing information
Condition
Costs

Comments: Commissioned by the RAF PoW Association.
Memorial: c £50,000

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Reference

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