Friday, November 9, 2018

Remembrance Day 2018

I've posted photos of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London before but it's one of my favourites.  Commemorating the crews of RAF Bomber Command who embarked on missions during the Second World War. The memorial, located on Piccadilly near Hyde Park Corner, was built to mark the sacrifice of 55,573 aircrew from Britain, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Poland and other countries of the Commonwealth, as well as civilians of all nations killed during raids.
Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the memorial on 28 June 2012, the year of her Diamond Jubilee.  As the memorial was unveiled an Avro Lancaster Bomber flew over dropping poppy petals over Green Park.

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