The Astral Crown

RedHillDigital

Bournemouth, United Kingdom

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The Astral Crown

Number of views as of 9th November 2017 = 900.

This is the Astral Crown, which stands (at a slightly more upright angle than shown here) on top of the Air Forces Memorial chapel, at Coopers Hill, Runnymede, Surrey, England.

The memorial is dedicated to some 20,000 air men and women from the British Empire who died in operations during the second World War and who have no recorded grave anywhere else in the world. The memorial is inscribed with the name of each person who gave their life, ordered by country, squadron and rank.

It was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II in 1953.

Fittingly, the memorial offers fine views of aircraft landing at nearby Heathrow airport, and is also in view of royal residence, Windsor Castle.

Runnymede is best known as the place where King John and his barons signed the Magna Carta in 1215, and is widely acknowledged as the birthplace of modern democracy.

President J.F.Kennedy is also commemmorated here.

Originally posted as a little teaser for members of the Bubble Jeopardy group.

Date: 21st April 2011.

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