Royal Airforce Benevolent Fund
Paye Stonework and Restoration
The Memorial to the RAF on the Embankment is considered to be the official memorial of the RAF and related services.
The memorial comprises a tapering Portland stone pylon topped by zodiacal globe bearing a gilded eagle, taken from the RAF’s badge, with raised wings, facing east towards the River Thames and nominally towards France.
The memorial required a specialist conservation clean to the Portland stone and granite, and all masonry joints repointed with lime mortar. Following a detailed inspection of the eagle and bronze globe by a metal conservator, minor repairs and re-gilding were identified and completed.