RAF Shelter
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
Designed by Sir Edward Maufe the RAF Shelter was completed in 1947. It is a focal point and further memorial for those air forces personnel who lost their lives in WW2 and whose graves are aligned either side of the sward leading to the shelter.
The 3 entrance arches and two curved walls surmounted by the RAF eagle and motto very clearly presage the design of the Air Forces Memorial at Runnymede opened in 1953. Portland stone is used in both monuments. Esmonde Burton sculpted the eagles and motto for both monuments.
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