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Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial

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A large quadrangled memorial building with various sculptural elements, namely: a Royal Air Force eagle and crown on the parapet; six lions passant opposed on each of the three entrance doors and fanlights; three standing figures on the north wall of the courtyard representing an angel of Victory, flanked on the left by a robed and blindfolded figure of Justice and on the right by a soldier in chain mail holding a sword and decorated shield representing Courage; and some carved inscriptions.
Title

Air Forces Memorial

Date

1953

Medium

Portland stone & bronze doors

Accession number

TW20_ML_S099

Work type

War memorial

Custodian

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II* (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

17th October 1953

Listing date

25/09/98

Access

at all times

Inscription description

inscribed below the front and back parapets of the entrance hall: PER ARDUA AD ASTRA; on a stone in the middle of the quadrangle: THEIR NAME LIVETH / FOR EVERMORE; and in painted light blue lettering on the wall to the left of the entrance doors: IN THIS CLOISTER / ARE RECORDED THE NAMES OF / TWENTY THOUSAND AIRMEN / WHO HAVE NO KNOWN GRAVE; and to the right of the entrance doors: THEY DIED FOR FREEDOM / IN RAID AND SORTIE OVER / THE BRITISH ISLES AND / THE LANDS AND SEAS OF / NORTHERN AND WESTERN / EUROPE

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Located at

Cooper's Hill Lane, Cooper's Hill

TW20 0LB

Located at the end of a drive on the north side of Cooper's Hill Lane.