Battle of Britain Monument, London

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The Battle of Britain Monument in London is a sculpture on the Victoria Embankment, overlooking the River Thames, which commemorates the British military personnel who took part in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War.It was unveiled on 18 September 2005, the 65th anniversary of the Battle, by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the presence of many of the surviving airmen known collectively as "The Few", following the Royal Air Force Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on Battle of Britain Sunday. This service is an annual event, the first of which took place in 1943 at St Paul's Cathedral and since has taken place in Westminster Abbey.The monument was conceived by Bill Bond, founder of the Battle of Britain Historical Society, who was later awarded an MBE for his services to heritage. He was solely responsible for negotiating with the City of Westminster to secure the site of the monument, as well as appointing Donald Insall Associates as architects. He also formed the fundraising committee after raising over £250,000 through an appeal. The budget was £1.74 million which was funded in the main by private donations. Bill Bond appointed Lord Tebbit as chairman of the fundraising committee.
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  • This monument is a beautifully crafted sculpture put in place as a memorial of the Battle of Britain. Very tastefully done.  more »
  • The Battle of Britian Monument is obviously a very important memorial spot, and offers an admirable sculpture with a breathtaking choice of views.  more »
  • I am a regular visitor to London & I decided on a recent visit for Armistice Day to walk & take in more detail the various statues & memorials of our famous politicians & war hero's. This monument is ...  more »
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  • A fantastic tribute to the few people who fought in the battle of Britain.
  • Absolutely stunning memorial to everyone who fought in the Battle of Britain
  • Love popping by and spending a bit of time at this memorial. The bravery of the people that fought in WWII was extraordinary. We need monuments like these so we never forget our fallen.
  • Nice bronze sculpture.
  • Very nice sculpture which worth it see.
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