|North Atlantic Aviation Museum, Gander,
Constructed in 1996 in memory of
all Newfoundland Airmen who lost their life while
serving with the Allied Air Forces in World War
Monument consists of a series of seven black
granite slabs. They are as follows (left to
- Slab 1: Contains the Airmen's Prayer. The
RCAF crest is engraved on the top.
- Slabs 2,3,5,6: Carry the names of the 187
Airmen and one Airwoman who lost their
lives during WWII. The slabs are each
engraved with four well-known aircraft of
World War II:
- - Slab 2: Sunderland Flying Boat
representing coastal command.
- Slab 3: Supermarine Spitfire
representing fighter command.
- Slab 5: A Mosquito of 125 SQDN.
representing night fighter and
various other commands.
- Slab 4 (Centre): Has the figure of an
Airman in full flying kit; this is topped
by the crest of the 125 (Newfoundland)
Squadron Royal Air Force, as well as the
years 1939-1945. Dedication reads:
"To the glory of God and in
perpetual remembrance of these listed
hereon. This monument was erected by the
125 (Nfld.) Squadron and Allied Air
Forces Association and was subscribed by
a grateful public."
- Slab 7: Carries the poem "High
Flight" and is topped by the RAF
At the bottom of the monument on the base
sections is the inscription: "The Sun Gone
Down | A Cross Of White | Forget Them Not."
(This inscription is from a poem by Ena Constance
Barrett, of Corner Brook, Newfoundland, a WWI War Bride).