I really enjoyed the Seats of Power walk. It connected a couple of our previous walks, so I started learning about the layout of London (who knew Trafalgar square was so close to the House of Parliament?). This walk was full of war memorials. England has a very rich history, which also includes being a leading world military power through centuries of wars. This walk commemorates comanders, miliary branches, and bravery. I enjoyed reading and learning about key figures in Britain's military history!
Names of soldiers who died in combat during WWII
|Battle of Britain Memorial along the Thames- unveiled by Queen Elizabeth in 2008.|
|Lord Portal of Hungerford- This is a statue of Charles Frederick Algernon Portal. He was a pilot, then flight commander and squadron commander flying light bombers on the Western Front during WWII. He eventually became the Cheif of the Air Staff.|
|This plaque is on the bottom of Gordon's memorial. The shield bears the legend "Right Fears no Might" This statement was key in the Victorian British empire.|
|Sir Henry Bartle Edward Frere- British colonial administrator. He became Governor of Bombay in his career in India.|
|The Women of World War II|