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Air Forces Memorial

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Address: Air Forces Memorial Lodge Coopers Hill Lane, Englefield Green TW20 0LB, England
Phone Number: +44 1784 433329
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede commemorates by name over 20,000...

The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede commemorates by name over 20,000 airmen who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe, and who have no known graves. They served in Bomber, Fighter, Coastal, Transport, Flying Training and Maintenance Commands, and came from all parts of the Commonwealth. Some were from countries in continental Europe which had been overrun but whose airmen continued to fight in the ranks of the Royal Air Force.

This Memorial overlooks the River Thames on Cooper's Hill at Englefield Green between Windsor and Egham on the A308, 4 miles from Windsor.

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What a beautiful place, tranquil and serene. The location and the whole aura of the memorial and gardens is inspiring. I am glad to have visited here and appreciate what it stands... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

What a beautiful place, tranquil and serene. The location and the whole aura of the memorial and gardens is inspiring. I am glad to have visited here and appreciate what it stands for.

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Thank Glenn G
Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I went with my wife to see her uncle's name on this memorial - George Hamilton Webster had been at Stradishall for only a few short months when he did not return after a bombing run to Muenster. There is something about memorials which achieves the goal of serene sadness...all those young men who gave their lives for freedom..our freedom.... More 

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Thank CollingsBob
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

A fitting tribute and location so beautifully maintained. Anyone with a connection to the people who lost their lives whilst serving in the RAF during World War II should visit to see the care and solemnity created for their loved ones. Some 20000+ names from all over the world are listed, many still have recent tributes & pictures from family... More 

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Thank Martin J
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Went with my elderly friend on my second day on my English vacation not really my cup of tea but found the site respectful and spend time readily the various memorials and enjoyed the wonderful views

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Thank Debbie P
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Well worth a visit even if you don't have family history with the RAF. A beautifully maintained and laid out memorial to the thousands who lost their lives in the war. The views are also amazing from up there and it is a nice spot to sit and think about the people who gave their lives or just to get... More 

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Thank Anna R
Chester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a very dignified, peaceful and appropriate memorial for those who gave their lives defending the skies over London. It consists of a pillared cloister with the names of the dead and a tower with a viewing platform. There is a visitors' room where the names of the dead can be looked up. It is open daily. The view... More 

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Thank David F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

Definitely worth a visit to pay your respect to those who lost their lives for our freedoms. This is a beautiful, tranquil place that overlooks the River Thames; you can see Windsor Castle in one direction and, in the other, Heathrow Airport and London in the distance.

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Thank Rick-1664
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

My second visit to this memorial, a lovely visit again. It's a moving, peaceful memorial to the 20,456 men and women from air forces of the British Empire who were lost in air and other operations during World War II. It is beautifully kept by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, they do great, worthy work.

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Thank Steven V
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

The premise is simple... "In memory of allied aircrew from WW2 who lost their lives and have no known resting place." All "missing" aircrew are listed on the walls but (for me) I think the numerous small notes, photo's etc from surviving relatives who have visited (placed beneath the listings) adds a more personal dimension to the memorial. I am... More 

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Thank Jay H
Leicester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

was nice family walk and space for little let off energy. was good look about as went as a family to here

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