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Battle of Britain Monument, London

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A section of the Battle of Britain Monument

LocationVictoria Embankment, London, United Kingdom

DesignerPaul Day

TypeSculpture

MaterialBronze, granite

Width25 m (82 ft 0 in)

Opening date18 September 2005; 8 years ago

Dedicated toPilots lost in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War

The Battle of Britain Monument in London is a sculpture on the Victoria Embankment, overlooking the River Thames, which commemorates the British military personnel who took part in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War.

It was unveiled on 18 September 2005, the 65th anniversary of the Battle, by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, in the presence of many of the surviving airmen known collectively as "The Few", following the Royal Air Force Service of Thanksgiving and Rededication on Battle of Britain Sunday.This service is an annual event, the first of which took place in 1943 at St Paul's Cathedral and since has taken place in Westminster Abbey.

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