Tributes paid to World War II commander Sir Keith Park


World War II veterans have spoken about the exploits of Air Chief Marshal Sir Keith Park on the day a bronze statue of him was unveiled in central London.

Sir Keith commanded RAF squadrons that defended London and the South East from Luftwaffe attacks in 1940.

The 2.78m (9ft) statue by sculptor Les Johnson was unveiled in Waterloo Place in Haymarket on the 70th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day.

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