This Armistice Day, we’re sharing some of the Nottinghamshire monuments remembering the fallen in WW1 and WW2.
Captain Albert Ball a first world war fighter pilot from Nottingham, who at the time of his death at the age of 21, was the UK’s leading flying ace with at least 44 victories to his name. King George V visited Nottingham’s Old Market Square in 1917 to present Albert’s parents with his Victoria Cross and France awarded him a legion d’honneur.
In 1921 a monument was unveiled in the grounds of Nottingham Castle, where it still stands today. The Castle is also home to Ball’s Victoria Cross, as part of the