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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...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Air Forces Memorial Lodge Coopers Hill Lane, Englefield Green TW20 0LB, England
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This was a surprise, we were at Runnymede and wanted to have an overview of of theists and where part of the RAF 100 fly past was due a few days later.
It is a reasonable walk from the car parks at Runnymede and the...More
I always try to get to this place at least once a year, very tranquil (as to be expected), always worth the walk to pay respects. The climb to the top of the towers to view the surrounding counties is amazing on a clear day.
I visited the Air Forces Memorial last year on a gloomy day. There was renovation work going on and although I got a lot out of the visit I left wanting more. I went back on a gloriously sunny Sunday and was certainly glad I...More
If it wasn’t for the planes flying out of Heathrow directly overhead in some instances.....
OK, I accept this is a fact of life with the memorial being so close to Heathrow, however, and it pains me to say this, I attend the 2 traditional...More
We went here on Easter Sunday it was very moving. Never expected to feel so emotional.When you walk in and see all those names it is very sad.It is a lovely place though so peaceful and the view are stunning
I visited here as a young child and wanted my two young girls to see it also. The wall up is lovely. Once you’re inside the Memorial all the artwork on the ceiling is beautiful. It’s very touching to see all the names from various...More
I have visited Coopers Hill several times when my daughter was at Royal Holloway. I have been to war memorials in severall countries, but none compare to the peace and tranquility at Coopers Hill. If you visit you must bear in mind the names etched...More
This memorial is stunning. It tastefully commentated so many soldiers. Visitors clearly come from all over the world. It looks out over Runnymede and it's tower offers amazing views. A beautiful peaceful place. Currently due to construction work nearby it is less peaceful though. whilst...More
Hi! It really depends on your budget. Your best base if you’re in the area for more than a couple of days would be Windsor. Failing that, the closest hotel is the Runnymede on the Thames which is close by. A regular bus... More
Hi! It really depends on your budget. Your best base if you’re in the area for more than a couple of days would be Windsor. Failing that, the closest hotel is the Runnymede on the Thames which is close by. A regular bus service operates from/to Windsor past the end of the road to the Memorial. More details should be available from the CWGC website, I would have thought. It’s about a 10 minute walk from the bus stops. Failing that, a local taxi service will transport you. To enjoy this memorial to its fullest, please allow roughly an hour for your visit. Or longer if you are looking for a specific name or names. All the columns are numbered so it should be possible to cross reference the name with the column number.
Enjoy your visit.