/ Museum of Army Flying – Memorial

/ 01 September 2017

Marbas were a part of the team instructed to design The new Memorial at the Museum of Army Flying.

The memorial commemorates all those who have died in service of British Army flying. From early pioneers who first took to the air in the 1870s to the present day Army Air Corps. This Memorial will be unique in listing the names of aircrew, support staff, and ground crews of the Royal Flying Corps, Air Observation Post Squadrons, Glider Pilot Regiment, Army Air Corps and other personnel who have died in the service of British Army flying.

Most importantly, it will provide a focus on remembrance for all those who have been involved in British Army aviation. It will be a powerful reminder that behind these historic events are stories of courage and sacrifice involving more than 5,000 brave soldiers over nearly 140 years.

We worked in conjunction with Conservation Plus, Hampshire County Council Architects and Mountjoy.

The works to construct the memorial started in June 2017 and were completed at the end of August 2017. The wall construction comprises of precast concrete inscribed panels and copings sitting on and restrained back to an unreinforced stepped masonry retaining wall. The foundations are of unreinforced concrete bearing onto the natural chalk subsoil’s.

Images courtesy of Hampshire County Council.