Pengam Green Park RAF War Memorial

Existing Monuments

29th May 2024

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Stone, Brass, Royal Marines

Within the serene expanse of Pengam Green Park in Cardiff, the RAF War Memorial stands as a poignant tribute to the brave airmen who sacrificed their lives in service to their country. This memorial, often referred to as the RAF Pengam Green Memorial, is a testament to the courage and dedication of the Royal Air Force personnel who fought in the skies during the world’s most turbulent times.

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ABOVE: A professional DOFF clean really brought out the beauty of the Pennant stone and foundation slabs.

The memorial itself is a striking structure of Pennant stone, designed to capture the essence of valor and remembrance. It features a polished stone surface, with inscription commemorating the 614 Squadron formed at Cardiff Pengam Airport in June 1938.

There is also an engraved granite plaque of the squadron’s emblem.

Granite, memorial, hand painted

ABOVE: During inspection it could be seen that the slabs required weeding and re-pointing.

Granite, memorial, hand painted

ABOVE: The incredible pointing work accentuates the cleaned slabs.

The memorial was in need of maintenance, in particular cleaning. It was revealed during the last clean that there was evident staining from graffiti. In this point of the memorial’s maintenance we were to perform the following:

1. DOFF clean the memorial and slabs

2. Re-highlight the granite design

3. Re-point after weeding, the concrete slab area

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ABOVE: Highlighting the granite squadron emblem really brings out the detail of the inscription, something we have perfected over many years.

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