Monument

National Police Memorial

Unveiled by the Queen.

Site: National Police Memorial (2 memorials)

SW1, Horse Guards Road, Cambridge Green

The story of this important memorial is given at the Police Memorial Trust. Behind the tower of glass, in the side of the small creeper-covered block, a book of remembrance is displayed behind glass. This book "starts with an unknown constable killed in 1680. There are nearly 1,600 names recorded, of those officers unlawfully killed while in the execution of their duty, or in the course of effecting an arrest or the performance of acts of gallantry or other hazardous duty, taken from the 4,000 names on the National Police Officers Roll of Honour of officers who have died in the line of duty."

The smaller creeper-covered block conceals a large concrete London Underground vent shaft. The larger leaf-entombed structure behind is the Admiralty Citadel, built at the start of WW2 as a bomb-proof command centre for the Royal Navy, the Admiralty being the building behind that.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
National Police Memorial

Subjects commemorated i

Metropolitan Police

Founded in 1829 by Robert Peel under the Metropolitan Police Act 1829 and on ...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
National Police Memorial

Created by i

Police Memorial Trust

A charitable organisation created following a letter to The Times from Michae...

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Queen Elizabeth II

Born 17 Bruton Street, to the Duke and Duchess of York. For information on wh...

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Lord Norman Foster

Architect. Born Stockport. London works include: Great Court at the British...

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
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Michael Winner

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