London, United Kingdom. 2019 VI

Drinking Fountain, Charlton Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Inscribed:

Erected by public subscription 1889
Rev. RW Marshall Chairman of Committee
W. Fox-Barley Hon. Secretary

Barclays Bank, 43A Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, London, England UK

Directions, Vanbrugh Park, Blackheath, London, England UK

21 Stratheden Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Prince of Wales Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Slow Ducks, Prince of Wales Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Prince of Wales Pond, Prince of Wales Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

The Princess of Wales, Montpelier Road, Blackheath, London, England UK

Old Door, 1c Montpelier Row, Blackheath, London, England UK

Letterbox, 74 Royal Parade, Blackheath, London, England UK

Laneway, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Ghost Signs, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

“VR” (Queen Victoria) Mail Box, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Derelict Building, Blackheath Road, Greenwich, London, England UK

Palace of Westminster, Westminster Bridge Road, Westminster, London, England UK

Statue Charles G Gordon, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England UK

Inscribed:
Charles G Gordon CB
Major Gen Royal Engineers
Killed at Khartoum
XXVI January MDCCCLXXXV

Statue Charles Portal, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England UK

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Charles Frederick Algernon Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford, KG, GCB, OM, DSO & Bar, MC, DL (21 May 1893 – 22 April 1971) was a senior Royal Air Force officer. He served as a bomber pilot in the First World War, and rose to become first a flight commander and then a squadron commander, flying light bombers on the Western Front.

Fleet Air Arm Memorial, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

The Fleet Air Arm Memorial, sometimes known as Daedalus, is a war memorial in London, commemorating the service of the Royal Naval Air Service and the Fleet Air Arm from their establishments in 1914 and 1924 respectively, in the First World War, the Second World War, the Korean War, the Falklands War and the Gulf War, including over 6,000 killed in all conflicts.

Korean War Memorial, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England UK

Statue of Hugh Trenchard, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England UK

Marshal of the Royal Air Force Hugh Montague Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO (3 February 1873 – 10 February 1956) was a British officer who was instrumental in establishing the Royal Air Force. He has been described as the “Father of the Royal Air Force.”

Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Westminster, London, England UK

The Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial in London commemorates British citizens, including both military personnel and civilians, who participated in the Gulf War, the Afghanistan War and the Iraq War. In these three conflicts, which took place between 1990 and 2015, 682 British soldiers lost their lives.

Inscribed:
In Memory of Major General Orde Charles Wingate DSO 1903-1944
Commander of the Chindits Killed on Active Service in Burma 24th March 1944

“A man of genius who might well have become a man of destiny” -Winston Churchill

An important influence in the creation of the Israeli Defence Forces and the foundation of the State of Israel.

Chindit Memorial, Ministry of Defence, Victoria Embankment Gardens, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Chindit Memorial is a war memorial in London that commemorates the Chindit special forces, which served in Burma under Major General Orde Wingate in the Second World War. The Chindits – officially designated the 77th Indian Infantry Brigade in 1943, and the 3rd Indian Infantry Division in 1944 – were organised by Wingate to serve behind Japanese lines in the Burma Campaign, in 1943 and 1944. The memorial was erected in Victoria Embankment Gardens in 1990, near the Ministry of Defence headquarters, and also commemorates Wingate, who died in 1944.

Inscribed:
The Chindit Badge Portraying a Chinthe, a Mythical Beast, Guardian of Burmese Temples from which was derived the name Chindits, their motto being:
THE BOLDEST MEASURE ARE THE SAFEST
In memory of all who fought on the first and second expeditions into North Burma 1943 and 1944 with the Chindit Special Forces.

Formed trained and commanded by Major General Orde Charles Wingate DSO.

Chindits came from the armed forces of the United Kingdon, Burma, Hong Kong, India, Nepal, West Africa and the United States of America.

Air supply and direct operational support was given by the Royal Air Force and 1st Air Commando Group, United States Army Air Force and 10th United States Army Air Force.

Victory was hastened by the Chindits daring exploits behind enemy lines.

His Majesty King George VI graciously awarded the Victoria Cross to
Major Frank Blaker MC
Highland Light Infantry attached 3BN 9th Gurkha Rifles

Captain Michael Almand
Indian Armoured Corps attached 3BN 9th Gurkha Rifles

Lieutenant George Albert Cairns
Somerset Light Infantry attached 1BN The South Staffordshire Regiment

Rifleman Tulbahadur Pun
3Bn 6th Gurkha Rifles

 

Ministry of Defence Entrance Portal, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

The Latin inscription is Per ardua ad astra meaning “through adversity to the stars” or “through struggle to the stars” that is the official motto of the Royal Air Force and other Commonwealth air forces such as the Royal Australian Air Force and Royal New Zealand Air Force, as well as the Royal Indian Air Force until 1947.

Ministry of Defence Plaque, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

“Monty”, Ministry of Defence, Raleigh Green, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Inscribed:
MONTY
Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery of Alamein KG GCB DSO
1887 1976

Statue Field Marshall The Viscount Alanbrooke, Ministry of Defence, Raleigh Green, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Field Marshal Alan Francis Brooke, 1st Viscount Alanbrooke, KG, GCB, OM, GCVO, DSO & Bar (23 July 1883 – 17 June 1963), was a senior officer of the British Army. He was Chief of the Imperial General Staff (CIGS), the professional head of the British Army, during the Second World War, and was promoted to field marshal in 1944. As chairman of the Chiefs of Staff Committee, Brooke was the foremost military advisor to Winston Churchill, the British Prime Minister, and had the role of co-ordinator of the British military efforts in the Allies’ victory in 1945. After retiring from the British Army, he served as Lord High Constable of England during the Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. His war diaries attracted attention for their criticism of Churchill and for Brooke’s forthright views on other leading figures of the war.

Statue Field Marshall The Viscount Slim, Ministry of Defence, Raleigh Green, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Inscriptions:

FIELD MARSHAL/ THE VISCOUNT SLIM/ KG. GCB. GCMG. GCVO. GBE. DSO. MC./ 14TH ARMY. BURMA/ 1943–1945/ GOVERNOR GENERAL AND/ COMMANDER IN CHIEF/ AUSTRALIA 1953–1960 (fornt of pedestal)

COMMANDER IN CHIEF/ ALLIED LAND FORCES SOUTH EAST ASIA/ CHIEF OF THE IMPERIAL GENERAL STAFF/ GOVERNOR AND CONSTABLE/ WINDSOR CASTLE (back of pedestal)

DEFEAT INTO VICTORY (on both left and right sides of the pedestal)

Statue Field Marshall Earl Haig, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England UK

Inscribed:
Field Marshall Earl Haig
Commander in Chief of the British Armies in France 1915-1918


Haig has, since the 1960s, become an object of criticism for his leadership during the First World War. He was nicknamed “Butcher Haig” for the two million British casualties endured under his command. The Canadian War Museum comments, “His epic but costly offensives at the Somme (1916) and Passchendaele (1917) have become nearly synonymous with the carnage and futility of First World War battles.”

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