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Royal Air Force Memorial, London

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The Royal Air Force Memorial is a military memorial on the Victoria Embankment in central London, dedicated to the memory of the casualties of the Royal Air Force in World War I (and, by extension, all subsequent conflicts). Unveiled in 1923, it became a Grade II listed structure in 1958, and was upgraded to Grade II* in 2018. It is considered to be the official memorial of the RAF and related services.


It is sited at Whitehall Steps, near Cleopatra's Needle, between the north-bank ends of Charing Cross Bridge and Westminster Bridge, and directly to the east of the main Ministry of Defence building on Whitehall. The Fleet Air Arm Memorial and the Battle of Britain Monument are nearby.
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  • Who could miss the large Golden eagle as it faces the Thames, we saw this on a city cruise as well as a hop on hop off bus tour- impressive.  more »
  • Whilst enjoying a late-afternoon walk along the Victoria Embankment, we came across a number of significant war memorials. One of the memorials which caught our attention because of its size and...  more »
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  • The Royal Air Force Memorial is a military memorialon the Victoria Embankment in central London, dedicated to the memory of the casualties of the Royal Air Force in World War I (and, by extension, all subsequent conflicts). Unveiled in 1923, it became a Grade II listed structure in 1958, and was upgraded to Grade II* in 2018. It is considered to be the official memorial of the RAF and related services. Royal Air Force MemorialGreat BritainFor RAF personnel killed in the two world warsUnveiled1923; 96 years agoLocation London, WC2 United Kingdom Designed bySir Reginald Blomfield(monument),  William Reid Dick (eagle) Inscriptions include: "Per ardua ad astra" and  "I bare you on eagles wings and brought you unto myself" (Exodus 19:4) It is sited at Whitehall Steps, near Cleopatra's Needle, between the north-bank ends of Charing Cross Bridgeand Westminster Bridge, and directly to the east of the main Ministry of Defence building on Whitehall. The Fleet Air Arm Memorial and the Battle of Britain Monument are nearby.
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