Air Forces Memorial Runnymede

by In Reach Of The Skies June. 30, 2020 192 views

So plan A this week was to be in sunny foreign climes celebrating 35 years of wedded bliss but this was kicked in to touch by a certain virus leaving me with some time off in a less sunny UK with little open to go and visit. Using this as an opportunity to put another tick on the 'to do' list we headed to Runnymede in Surrey to visit the Air Forces Memorial which was opened by HM The Queen back in 1953.

The memorial is dedicated to the 20,000+ RAF and Commonwealth airmen and women who lost their lives in WWII and have no known grave. Their names are inscribed in stone around the memorial. We found it a very peaceful and poignant place to visit.


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Gary Watson 1 year, 3 months ago

Looks a wonderful place Peter and only right that the missing are remembered because they also count and the sad thing is that, very few of their relatives got word that they had been found and as time has marched on have passed away themselves. 
Wonderful images here.

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In Reach Of The Skies Replied to Gary Watson 1 year, 3 months ago

Thanks Gary. I'm sure it's a place you would appreciate if you ever get the chance.

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