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Air Forces Memorial

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Address: Air Forces Memorial Lodge Air Forces Memorial Lodge Coopers Hill Lane, Englefield Green TW20 0LB, England
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+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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A peaceful War Memorial with stunning views

We decided to pay our respects before a visit to Savill Garden which is nearby. Not only is this a lovely memorial to the lost men and women of the RAF, it also commands... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
CRose8
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Surrey, England
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Surrey, England
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123 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We decided to pay our respects before a visit to Savill Garden which is nearby. Not only is this a lovely memorial to the lost men and women of the RAF, it also commands stunning views to Windsor Castle, Heathrow and beyond. Beautiful grounds, well done Common Wealth War Graves Commission.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most beautiful setting high above Runnymede with stunning views from roof over Thames and Surrey. This beautiful building is immaculately kept by War Graves Commission and it is heartbreaking to see the lists of young Air crew who lost their lives in WW2. Such a peaceful spot amongst the rhododendrons, always brings me to tears reading the comments in the... More 

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Thank veejaybee625
Staines, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

Lovely experience very touching memorial to all the airmen who gave their lives for this country beautiful view of the countryside from the lookout

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Thank Leslie S
Englefield Green, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Such a beautiful place to pay your respects to the fallen servicemen. The views of the surroundings are simply breathe taking from the top of the tower. A place everyone big and small should visit.

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Thank Carli M
Egham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Very atmospheric, you almost feel the presence of the thousands of service people who never returned. Only visit when dry 'cause the view from the roof is excellent but roof floor closed when wet due to slippyness.

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Thank ianxh2016
Egham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

A beautiful and fitting spot for this important memorial. Stunning views from the top (via a spiral staircase). A beautiful poem is etched on a window pane halfway up. Living locally we used to come here often as a family whenI was and so glad we re-visited today (probably 35 years since my last visit) as I am able to... More 

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Thank Louise1110
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I like the view on the top, you can see Windsor (castle), Heathrow and the Thames, and in a really clear day you can see London.

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Thank Pilar G
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is a really lovely place to visit if you are in the area. We park in the car park nearby so a short walk to the memorial grounds and another short walk to the actual memorial. There are also steps to the various floors so, if you have people with you who find walking difficullt, I would recommend you... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

I walked through the woods (quite steep) to this beautiful tribute to Servicemen. Really humbling. From the very top you can actually see right to the airport!

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Thank sookie2015
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Finally got round to visiting this memorial after living in the area for years. Went with my son 29 and 3 yr granddaughter I have visited the battlefields in France so knew what to expect. Even so I found it profound and moving. The views from the top are stunning.

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