The Bomber Command Memorial was unveiled in 2012 after a long campaign to gain recognition for the sacrifices made by the bomber crews of World War II.
The long span of time that passed between the war and it being built was attributed to to the way that we now view raids like Dresden. Campaigners had long argued that the crews played no part in the politics, and therefore didn’t deserve to be forgotten – an argument that finally won through 60 years after the war had ended.
The Memorial commemorates the 55,573 airmen of all nations, not just Britain, who lost their lives in the bombing campaigns of World War II, along with those who lost their lives on the ground.
If you enjoy this then try: Artillery Memorial (you can walk it in 4 mins); Churchill War Rooms (walk it in 18 mins or catch a train from Green Park to Westminster); Green Park (you can walk it in 6 mins) and Imperial War Museum (catch the tube from Green Park to Lambeth North).