Monument

RAF, RFC & RNAS

Erection date: 1923

Inscription

Per adua

{On the north facing side of the plinth:}
In memory of all ranks of the Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force and those air forces from every part of the British Empire who gave their lives in winning victory for their King and country, 1914 – 1918.
I bear you on eagles wings and brought you unto myself. {from Exodus 19}

{and lower down:}
This inscription is added in remembrance of those men and women of the air forces of every part of {the} British Commonwealth and Empire who gave their lives, 1939 – 1945.
{The letters ‘the’ are absent, and though there is space for them there is no sign of them ever having been present.}

{The orb on which the eagle sits is girded with a belt depicting the signs of the zodiac.}

Site: RAF, RFC & RNAS (1 memorial)

SW1, Victoria Embankment

A time capsule is buried beneath this monument.  From Londonist: "The box, filled with first world war memorabilia, is fashioned from the remains of a downed Avro Lancaster, in which all crew members were killed."

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
RAF, RFC & RNAS

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World War 1

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British Commonwealth and Empire air forces

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British Empire air forces

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Royal Air Force

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RAF, RFC & RNAS

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Sir Reginald Blomfield

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E. J. Parlanti

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Sir William Reid Dick

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