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Bomber Command Memorial
Bomber Command Memorial

Photographs supplied by Diane Watson / Russell Byers

The Memorial incorporates specific references to elements of the Bomber Command experience. Bombing operations occurred mainly at night and searchlights posed a major threat; the central 16.5 metre high stainless steel tower symbolises these.

The Bomber Command personnel, both air and ground crew, appear as silhouetted figures in the curved steel screen wall, 4.5 metres in length, 2.3 metres high. A glass plate at the base of the searchlight beam depicts eight of the aircraft flown by Bomber Command: Blenheim, Halifax, Hampden, Lancaster, Mosquito, Stirling, Wellington and Whitley.

There is a black granite ring surrounding the base of the sculpture engraved with words commemorating the Bomber Command crews and Royal Australian Air Force and Bomber Command insignia.

Location

Address:Fairbairn & Limestone Avenues, Australian War Memorial Sculpture Garden, Campbell, 2612
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.281167
Long: 149.148469
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:WW2
Actual Event STart Date:03-September-1939
Actual Event End Date:15-August-1945
Monument Designer:Neil Dawson

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 23rd July, 2005
Front Inscription

Neil Dawson
Bomber Command

stainless steel, glass, and granite
acquired under commission in 2005

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This memorial was unveiled by the Hon. De-Anne Kelly, MP. Minister for Veteran Affairs, on 23rd July 2005.

The memorial integrates key elements of the experience of those who served: a searchlight reaching to the sky, the types of aircraft flown, the air and ground crew who flew or maintained them.

 

Source: MA,SKP
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