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Aviators’ Memorial, Eastchurch, Kent. Unveiled 25 July 1955. Newly listed at Grade II. Image © Historic England.
This memorial, with its central figure of Zeus god of thunder, marks the outstanding impact of the Royal Aero Club – based at Eastchurch and Leysdown Flying Grounds – on the development of aviation in Britain. It features representational reliefs of early aircraft, the names of pioneering and celebrated early aviators, designers and constructors connected to the site and a carved bust of an aviator fully dressed in flying gear.

Aviators’ Memorial, Eastchurch, Kent

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