The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede

Sitting on a hill in a beautiful and tranquil part of Surrey is the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede.DSC_0039.JPGIt commemorates more than 20,000 airmen and women who were lost in the Second World War during operations from bases in the United Kingdom and North and Western Europe who have no known grave. thumbnail[1] (2)As you wander through the corridors, there’s a sense of peace. thumbnail[1] (6)To have the name of a loved one recorded on these panels, alongside their brothers and sisters in arms, must, I think, be a huge comfort.thumbnail[1] (4)The Commonwealth War Graves Commission cares for the site and it’s open to visitors all year round (closed Christmas Day and New Year’s Day). thumbnail[1]Per Ardua ad Astra.

One thought on “The Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede

  1. a very positive memorial – it does look very peaceful. As we head into November for Remeberance, this was a good place to stop & remember for a moment.

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