There is a fantastic monument, that is a fitting tribute to Albert, situated in the grounds of Nottingham Castle. Unveiled on September 8th 1921 by Sir Hugh Trenchard, Marshall of the RAF. Base and pedestal of granite and Portland stone, main design by E Rickards, bronze sculptural group by Henry Poole, shows Captain Ball gazing upwards and tightening his belt before flight. Above is an allegorical robed figure of a woman representing the air, one hand pointing skywards, the other resting on Albert's shoulder. 

Height of the monument is 21ft. The inscription on the front reads: Capt. Albert Ball, VC 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion Sherwood Foresters, attached Royal Flying Corps, DSO (two bars), MC, Croix de Guerre, Legion D'Honneur, Order of St. George (Russia), Hon. Freeman of City of Nottingham. Per Ardua Ad Astra

The inscription on the back reads: In the air he gave the most conspicuous and gallant service to his country, and was killed in action, fighting gloriously, May 7th 1917. Aged 20 years. Per Ardua Ad Astra.

Right side carved panel, there is an aeroplane flying over German support trenches -- Left side carved panel, An aeroplane of the type flown by Albert.

  1. 8th September 1921, Nottingham The unveiling of the Albert Ball monument in the grounds of the city castle. The stunning tribute was unveiled on 8 September 1921 by Air Marshal Trenchard, with military honours including a flypast by a squadron of RAF aircraft.
    8th September 1921, Nottingham  The unveiling of the Albert Ball monument in the grounds of the city castle. The stunning tribute was unveiled on 8 September 1921 by Air Marshal Trenchard, with military honours including a flypast by a squadron of RAF aircraft.

Bronze sculptural group by Henry Poole, shows Captain Ball gazing upwards and tightening his belt before flight. Above is an allegorical robed figure of a woman representing the air, one hand pointing skywards, the other resting on Albert's shoulder.

  1. Base & pedestal of granite and Portland stone, main design by E Rickards, bronze sculptural group by Henry Poole.
    Base & pedestal of granite and Portland stone, main design by E Rickards, bronze sculptural group by Henry Poole.
  2. Captain Albert Ball, VC 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion Sherwood Foresters, attached Royal Flying Corps, DSO (two bars), MC, Croix de Guerre, Legion d'Honneur, Order of St. George (Russia), Hon. Freeman of City of Nottingham. Per Ardua Ad Astra.
    Captain Albert Ball, VC 7th (Robin Hood) Battalion Sherwood Foresters, attached Royal Flying Corps, DSO (two bars), MC, Croix de Guerre, Legion d'Honneur, Order of St. George (Russia), Hon. Freeman of City of Nottingham. Per Ardua Ad Astra.
  3. Left side carved panel, An aeroplane of the type flown by Albert.
    Left side carved panel, An aeroplane of the type flown by Albert.
  4. The inscription on the back reads: In the air he gave the most conspicuous and gallant service to his country, and was killed in action, fighting gloriously, May 7th 1917. Aged 20 years. Per Ardua Ad Astra.
    The inscription on the back reads: In the air he gave the most conspicuous and gallant service to his country, and was killed in action, fighting gloriously, May 7th 1917. Aged 20 years. Per Ardua Ad Astra.
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