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Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

Victoria Embankment Gardens (WC2)
(Whitehall Garden, Ministry of Defence section)

Hugh Trenchard

Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard
Taunton 1873 - London 1956
British officer who was instrumental in establishing the Royal Air Force. He has been described as the Father of the Royal Air Force
(Wikipedia)
William McMillan
Morris Singer Co. (London)
1961

London /  Hugh Trenchard   London /  Hugh Trenchard

Description

Bronze statue of Trenchard. Around the plinth are the four badges of the Royal Air Force, the Royal Scots Fusiliers, the Metropolitan Police, and the W.A.F.F.

London - Hugh Trenchard London - Hugh Trenchard London - Hugh Trenchard London - Hugh Trenchard

Inscription(s)

TRENCHARD
1873-1956

marshall of the royal air force
THE VISCOUNT TRENCHARD
g.c.b. o.m. g.c.v.o. d.s.o.

chief of the air staff 1918. 1919-1929
royal scots fusiliers.         1893-1919
west african
        frontier force         1903-1910
royal flying corps         1912-1918
royal air force         1918-1956
commissioner of the police
        of the metropolis         1931-1935

Signature

morris singer co ltd | london s.w. 8

Annotation

Unveiled 19 July 1961 by Harold Macmillan. Richardson was an old friend of Trenchard's and offered to design the pedestal free of charge.

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°30'12" - W 0°7'26")

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