Statue Of Sir Keith Park To Be Unveiled

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 102 months ago
Statue Of Sir Keith Park To Be Unveiled

Sir Keith Park
Eyes to the sky (again) at around 3pm today, when a flypast by WW2 aircraft will mark the official launch of a statue of Sir Keith Park, the WW2 hero who commanded RAF squadrons during the Blitz. Sir Park's statuary status has become a political issue in recent years: campaigners wanted him to be permanently installed on the Fourth Plinth at Trafalgar Square, something that, as Mayoral candidate, Boris Johnson supported, before reneging on the deal. A statue was placed on the plinth for six months, but the new one, at Waterloo Place, provides a more fitting permanent memorial.

Last Updated 15 September 2010