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Friday, 1 March 2013

RAF Bomber Command Memorial

This memorial, not far from Buckingham Palace, is dedicated to the 55,573 airmen from the UK, the Commonwealth and Allied forces who served in the RAF Bomber Command and lost their lives in WW2. The majority of the men who died were very young and it is right we should remember them. The memorial has taken a long time to reach fruition but it was finally ready for an opening ceremony last June during the Queen's Jubilee celebrations.









7 comments:

  1. They were brave men indeed. I loved the Douglas Bader story.

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  2. I haven't seen this yet. So sad that so many young man who had their whole life still to live were killed and what for ? My father's brother survived, he was 15 when they forced him to become a soldier and he was 10 years as a prisoner in Siberia came home at 25. Was a wreck as you can imagine. The whole world suffered and just because of one crazy guy ! Hopefully it will never happen again !

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  3. Such a tragic loss of a whole generation of young men. Down here, war memorials in quite small towns show numerous losses which had a devastating effect on these communities. Like Gattina, I hope we have learned enough to stop this from happening again.

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  4. I think our generation will always remember. Our parents, uncles, grandparents told us many stories about the terrible fightings. Unfortunately war never ends, now in other parts of the world people are fighting again. Mankind doesn't take lessons from history.

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  5. That is a wonderful memorial. Thank you for sharing it with me, as I didn't know about it before.

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  6. You have been to a place I have wanted to visit for a long time great to see it.

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  7. It's a beautiful memorial! It's very difficult for many of us (who have been lucky enough not have any war experience) to imagine what it must have been like!

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