Victoria Embankment Gardens (WC2)
(Whitehall Garden, Ministry of Defence section)
Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford
Hungerford, Berkshire 1893 - West Ashling, West Sussex 1971
Senior Royal Air Force officer
Bronze statue of Portal, gazing upwards in the direction of the RAF Memorial. It is set on a triangular slate pedestal, partly intended to evoke the shape of an aerofoil.
LORD PORTAL OF HUNGERFORD
marshal of the royal air force
THE VISCOUNT PORTAL OF HUNGERFORD
k.g. g.c.b. o.m. d.s.p. m.c.
1893 - 1971.
chief of the air staff, 1940 - 1945.
one of the architects of victory
in the second world war.
Unveiled 21 May 1975 by Harold Macmillan.
- Oscar Nemon, born Oscar Neumann (Osijek, Croatia 1906 - Oxford 1985), English sculptor (Wikipedia).
Sources & Information
- Wikipedia, List of public art in the City of Westminster.
- John Blackwood, London's Immortals: The Complete Outdoor Commemorative Statues (London: Savoy, 1989), p. 288-289.
- Andrew Kershman, London's Monuments (London: Metro Publ., 2013), p. 141.
- Peter Matthews, London's Statues and Monuments (Botley: Shire, 2012), p. 45-46.
Location (N 51°30'14" - W 0°7'25")
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Item Code: gblo057; Photograph: 3 August 2014
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