Monument

Royal Australian Air Force remembrance stone

Battersea Park - 2 Australian war memorials Royal Australian Air Force remembrance stone

Erection date: 16/5/1995

Inscription

This remembrance stone and the Australian Memorial Garden and House are dedicated to the memory of the 5397 Australian air crew lost in action over Europe during the Second World War 1939 - 1945.
Unveiled by Group Captain Roxley McLennan Air Force Adviser, Australian High Commission, London on 16th May 1995 on this former Festival of Britain site.

{On the back is a small brass plaque:}
This memorial stone was donated by Jon Bannenberg & a niece of the late Squadron Leader B. A. Grace, DFC, RAAF.

Above this plaque is a black stone carved with the RAAF badge.

The plaque refers to "the Australian Memorial Garden and House". The Garden is obviously the area that holds these Australian memorials, but we don't know to what the "house" refers.

Site: Battersea Park - 2 Australian war memorials (2 memorials)

SW11, Battersea Park

An Anzac Day service has been held in Battersea Park every year since 1995, on April 25, very early in the morning.  From its arrival in 2000 this boulder featured in the ceremony. Until 2004, following the erection of the major Australian war memorial in Hyde Park Corner, when that location became the focus.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Royal Australian Air Force remembrance stone

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Festival of Britain

'A tonic for the Nation', The Festival was intended to cheer us all up after ...

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World War 2

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Australian air crew lost over Europe in WW2

On the monument as "5397 Australian air crew lost in action over Europe durin...

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
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Jon Bannenberg

Born Australia, came to London in the mid-50s and worked in music, antiques a...

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Group Captain Roxley McLennan

Deputy Chief of Air Force (2004–05), Commander Integrated Area Defence System...

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Unidentified woman

On the memorial she is identified as "a niece of the late Squadron Leader B. ...

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