Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Capel-le-Ferne
Kent

South East England

New Dover Road
(Battle of Britain Memorial)

Seated Pilot

Henry Gray

1993

Capel-le-Ferne /  Seated Pilot   Capel-le-Ferne /  Seated Pilot

Description

Figure of an airman seated on a convex pedestal and staring out to sea in contemplative mood. The figure is set in the hub of an immense three bladed propellor cut into the chalk hillside. Badges of 68 squadrons which participated in the Battle of Britain carved on pedestal. Also bronze plaques containing names.

Inscription(s)

Around the base:
THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN MEMORIAL OPENED BY HER MAJESTY QUEEN ELIZABETH THE QUEEN MOTHER 9 JULY 1993

Signature

h. gray o the carving work shop

Capel-le-Ferne - Seated Pilot

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 51°5'54" E 1°12'21"

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