Airmen's Field Of Honour, Brussels, Belgium
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member paulohercules
N 50° 52.199 E 004° 24.937
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Quick Description: A Memorial to Belgian Airmen lost in the Battle of Britain inside Brussels Cemetery situated in the neighbouring municipality of Evere.
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Date Posted: 2/4/2012 1:07:21 PM
Waymark Code: WMDN8M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
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Long Description:
Memorial Information:

This memorial has in the center a pair of wings that reach a height of approximately 10 meters between the wings is a sword.
In the central part is engraved, in three languages, the famous sentence made by Winston Churchill after the Battle of Britain: "NEVER IN THE FIELD OF HUMAN CONFLICT WAS SO MUCH OWED BY SO MANY TO SO FEW." 20TH AUGUST 1940 THE BATTLE OF BRITAIN
On the sides of center is inscribed "TOMBES POUR LA BELGIQUE" which means "FALLEN FOR BELGIUM".
Laterally there are two walls which are inscribed the names of fighters who died. At the top of the wall is inscribed the motto of "Vieilles Tiges Belge de l'Aviation" in Latin, "ALIS FRACTIS PATRIS DEVOTIS" which means "DEVOTED FATHER BROKEN WINGS".

Location Information:

Brussels Town Cemetery is located in the north east corner of Brussels in the district of Evere. Follow the E40 Brussels-Liege road in the direction of Brussels and leave at junction 19, signposted Woluwe and Evere. Follow the sign Evere to the right and continue 500 metres along the avenue des Communautes to the first set of traffic lights. Go straight ahead here and down the avenue Ciceron to turn left around the roundabout at the bottom of the road. The entrance to the Town Cemetery is then on your right.

Visiting Information:

This Field of Honour is entirely administered and maintained by the Belgian War Graves authorities:
Ministerie van Defensie
Kwartier Koningin Elisabeth Ter.
Dir. - Oorlogsgraven
B-1140 Brussels

Please Note:
Information received from the local authorities at Brussels states that "In accordance with their regulations it is forbidden to photograph headstones, in order to guarantee the anonymity and out of respect to the dead, without prior approval of the local alderman responsible for funerals and burials." However, as the Commission has no objections to photographs being taken or to the filming of our war graves, it is suggested that visitors wishing to do so should make this known to the staff in the office at the entrance of the cemetery.

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Date of Dedication: 9/18/1950

Property Permission: Public

Access instructions: Please read "Location Information" in "Long Description".

Access times: From: 8:30 AM To: 4:30 PM

Website for Waymark: [Web Link]

Location of waymark:
Brussels Cemetery Avenue
Evere, Vlaams-Brabant
Brussels, Brussels Belgium

Commemoration: Honoring.

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