RAF Memorial Embankment

Head down, walking to where I need to go, is what usually happens when I walk along the Embankment in London.  Recently I was lucky enough to go on a bike tour with Donkey Republic during Traverse17 during which we stopped to look at views often.  One of those pauses was by the RAF Memorial in order to take in the views of the London Eye across the river.  I have never noticed this before.  It is probably  photographed to best advantage from a boat in the river but I liked this looking up shot especially with the passenger jet sneaking into shot in seeming tribute.  My great uncle Alec Boardman was killed whilst flying for the Royal Flying Corps in 1918, he was 19.  It felt like an appropriate place to remember him.



  1. May 14, 2017 / 12:10 am

    I don’t think I’ve ever noticed this memorial before. I like the angle of your shot and the plane above it. Will have to look out for it next time I am in that part of London. Good luck for the BiBs!

  2. May 14, 2017 / 12:16 am

    I do love the embankment – there is so much to see there. This is a lovely statue x

  3. May 14, 2017 / 12:19 am

    There is nothing quite like knowing a family member killed to make a memorial all the more poignant. 19 is such a young age, the same age my son is now. Frightening.

  4. May 14, 2017 / 12:42 am

    Love that memorial!

  5. May 14, 2017 / 6:29 am

    Love the angle, especially poignant with the plane overhead. #MySundayPhoto

  6. darrencoleshill308390132
    May 14, 2017 / 8:07 am

    The golden colour really stands out against the blue sky, I went past this just yesterday

    Thank you for linking up

  7. May 14, 2017 / 11:06 am

    Oh look at the plane! What great timing, lovely photo.

    • Catherine
      May 14, 2017 / 11:08 am

      It was one of those ‘Yes’ moments when it flew into shot

  8. May 14, 2017 / 4:48 pm

    Gosh, 19 is such a very young age to be killed like that, he was only a child 🙁 I’ve never seen the memorial but I’ll look out for it next time I’m in London.

    • Catherine
      May 14, 2017 / 10:41 pm

      I think that quite a lot of the RFC fatalities were very young

  9. May 15, 2017 / 6:53 am

    I’ve never noticed it ether and we lived in London for 10 years! Good luck with the BiB’s #mysundayphoto

  10. May 20, 2017 / 4:05 pm

    Wonderful pic and lovely memorial! Sorry for the late comment. Hope to see you tomorrow #mysundayphoto

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