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Queen Elizabeth unveils Bomber Command Memorial
Jun 29, 2012, 12:01 GMT
Britain's Queen Elizabeth unveiled the Bomber Command Memorial yesterday (28.09.12).
The monarch was joined by her husband, Prince Philip, as she revealed a nine-foot bronze sculpture - of seven air crew members with the inscription, 'We remember those of all countries who died in 39-45', in London's Green Park.
The memorial is dedicated to thousands of Royal Air Force airmen who lost their lives in the Second World War.
Other royals including the couple's son, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, were in attendance alongside the Duke of York, Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester and Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.
A Lancaster bomber aeroplane performed a fly-past during the ceremony and dropped red poppies on those below, who also included some survivors from the conflict.
Elizabeth and Philip met some of the Bomber Command veterans as well as architect Liam O'Connor and sculptor Philip Jackson.
Following the ceremony, the royal party - except Charles and Camilla - departed to have lunch at the RAF Club in Piccadilly.
The prince and duchess remained behind to speak with Bomber Command veterans.
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