Commonwealth Air Forces Ottawa Memorial

Commonwealth Air Forces Ottawa Memorial

On the northeastern tip of Green Island, in front of Ottawa City Hall, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission erected this Memorial which was unveiled by Queen Elizabeth II on July 1, 1959. It is in the form of a huge bronze globe and commemorates 809 men and women of the Commonwealth air forces who gave their lives in Canada, the United States and neighbouring lands and seas during the Second World War and have no known grave.

High above the Ottawa River and surrounded by lawns, this Memorial occupies an impressive site. It is a striking tribute to the missing dead. Those who see it will remember the achievements and sacrifices of airmen who operated from North American bases and did not return.

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On the northeastern tip of Green Island, in front of Ottawa City Hall.

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