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RUNNYMEDE AIR FORCES MEMORIAL

RUNNYMEDE AIR FORCES MEMORIAL
RUNNYMEDE AIR FORCES MEMORIAL

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.

The memorial is managed by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), from whose website the above information has been taken.

Region:
Location/Address: Cooper's Hill Lane
Englefield Green
County: Surrey
Post Code: TW20 0LB
Main Historic Period: Modern
Useful Website Address: CWGC website
Tip/Nearby: Magna Carta and JFK memorials
Primary Management: Commonwealth War Graves Commission
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