Air Forces Memorial
Air Forces Memorial
4.5
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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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emuslushy
London, UK398 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
A very touching and poignant memorial to those 20,000 plus Second World War Airmen who have no known grave.

This is a very simple memorial, but is overwhelming in its size and what each of the names of those lost represent. The ceiling is painted in some places with appropriate "murals/images".

It was very touching to see that tributes were still being left to this day by family members.

You can climb to the top of the memorial for a view over Windsor and Heathrow.

Parking available in Coopers Hill nearby, or you can walk up to it from the Runnymede National Trust area, if you are feeling energetic!!

Do not miss this memorial.
Written 13 March 2024
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Sheila W
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This RAF Memorial is very moving. How many people realise that thousands died in the second world war and nobody knows where they are. My husband's father was an Air Gunner and some of his crew died in missions when he wasn't with them. He survived the war and left the names of those who were killed and we managed to find some of them. Take a hankie.
Written 10 September 2023
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Hilary P
Manchester, UK37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Beautiful area for this monument. Go up the tower and see lots of London including Windsor Castle and Heathrow! Quite moving, 20k plus names of air pilots who lost their lives in 2nd world war .
Written 20 June 2023
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johnsonwallace
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
A very fitting and quiet place to visit. They were cleaning this up the day we visited but it didn't detract from its beauty. There were some moving stories and photos from families of the deceased. And some great views.
Written 5 October 2022
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lady_britts
Bexley, UK1,341 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
I had only visited this beautiful & serene place of remembrance on Armistice Day, which was as you can imagine a very moving experience. But this visit was a passing one as we’d been cycling around Windsor Great Park. This is a very thought provoking memorial set in beautiful surroundings & if you’re in the area I thoroughly recommend a visit.
Written 30 July 2022
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G1naM
United Kingdom358 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
Very peaceful and moving place to visit. A fitting memorial to those who gave their lives for our freedom all those years ago. Easy to find and worth a visit
Written 25 June 2022
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Sean W
London, UK196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
An amazing place and very humbling. Great views over windsor, Heathrow and London. A peaceful place to honour the Royal air force lost and fallen
Written 17 April 2022
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BackinBracknell
Bracknell, UK1,506 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021
A huge memorial, quite stark but a fitting tribute in a peaceful location. Definitely worth a visit and can easily be combined with seeing the Magna Carta monument and John F Kennedy memorial nearby.
Written 9 November 2021
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JNS111
Ascot, UK65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
A wonderful and interesting visit. As with all the CWGC sites, this memorial was immaculate and appropriate. A wonderful location too. All in all an enjoyable time. Thank you to all those commemorated. ‘We will remember them’.
Written 22 October 2021
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Ray
Staines, UK786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
War memorials tend to be small statue like monuments but this one is generously spacious to accommodate more than 20000 names of those airmen who are probably not even buried anywhere. I never had any wartime experience nor anyone I know served in any war. But seeing the name of someone you know who died in a war must be an emotional experience.
Written 27 April 2021
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