Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
London
London

Greater London

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

Charles Portal

Charles Portal, 1st Viscount Portal of Hungerford
Hungerford, Berkshire 1893 - West Ashling, West Sussex 1971
Senior Royal Air Force officer
(Wikipedia)
Oscar Nemon
1975

London /  Charles Portal   London /  Charles Portal

Description

Bronze statue of Portal, gazing upwards in the direction of the RAF Memorial. It is set on a triangular slate pedestal, partly intended to evoke the shape of an aerofoil.

Inscription(s)

LORD PORTAL OF HUNGERFORD

marshal of the royal air force
THE VISCOUNT PORTAL OF HUNGERFORD
k.g. g.c.b. o.m. d.s.p. m.c.
1893 - 1971.
chief of the air staff, 1940 - 1945.
one of the architects of victory
in the second world war.

Annotation

Unveiled 21 May 1975 by Harold Macmillan.

Sculptor

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Location (N 51°30'14" - W 0°7'25")

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