Friday, 18 April 2008

Sir Keith Park Statue

Unknown Artist - Model of Statue of Sir Keith Park (2008)Here's an artist's impression of a model of a proposed statue of Sir Keith Park, unveiled today at the RAF club in Piccadilly, London. "Who?" you might ask. That's the whole point of this statue, which it is hoped will occupy the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square. The Battle of Britain is one of the most important victories the UK has ever won, and Sir Keith commanded those RAF squadrons which defended London and the South East against Luftwaffe attacks in 1940, at the start of World War II. So a statue of Sir Keith is well deserved. I'm unsure about the fourth plinth, which was built to hold a large equestrian statue and needs a work of similar size. I also think Sir Keith would look more imposing in RAF uniform, rather than dressed as a pilot. We'll see....


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