Although taking quite long in making its appearance, the Bomber Command Memorial in London appears to be playing its role well, as the tribute to the 55000 odd lives of true heroes of the Bomber Command regime during the Second World War. Today, prestigiously built, with many dedicated personal notes, stone engravings, statues and pictography, the memorial says its own story of war narratives in a very moving manner, to all the witnesses who come to the memorial.
The memorial is located in Green Park, London and was officially opened by the Queen in 2012 and is made to commemorate the air crew of Bomber Command from various countries in World War 2 as well as the civilians whose lives were lost during the air raids. A generous sum of money from the public has gone into the creation together with the wealthy contributions of some businessman and celebrity into the making of this memorial that is truly an emotion evoking masterpiece depicting a moment of real life. Designed by Liam O’ Connor, the structure that is built of Portland stone houses a sculpture made of bronze that is the work of the sculptor Philip Jackson and appears like a real life moment of a crew who has returned from a bombing mission. Another fact that makes this memorial so unique is the usage of aluminium from an aircraft that crashed in the former days, to design and build the roof of the structure which adds yet another realistic element to the entire structure.
Most visitors find the memorial to evoke so much emotion, with the tributes laid to the heroes, the wreaths that appear every day at the foot of the statues to the personal notes written or engraved in each. Due to this as well as the incredible history that has been a part of this brave air raid crew, the memorial is considered to be well worth a visit when being in this region of London.
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