Thursday, 16 September 2010

Sir Keith's New Home

Les Johnson's bronze statue of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park which stood on the fourth plinth in Trafalgar Square was unveiled at its permanent home in Waterloo Place yesterday, near New Zealand House (Sir Keith was a Kiwi). The new unveiling ceremony took place on the 70th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day, with a fitting flypast by a Hurricane and a Spitfire. Sir Keith's successful strategy for utilizing the limited RAF squadrons under his command was to have Hurricanes attack the Luftwaffe bombers and to have Spitfires protect the Hurricanes (CLICK for video). Sir Keith's family and 14 veterans of the battle attended the ceremony.


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