Jon Eggings Monument

A memorial to a Red Arrows pilot who died in a crash in 2011 has been relocated after a cliff slip in spring last year.

The sculpture in memory of Flt Lt Jon Egging was unveiled in a ceremony today with his widow and mother in attendance.

Dr Emma Egging, CEO of the Jon Egging Trust and Jon Egging’s widow said“The Memorial Sculpture has become such a recognisable gateway to the beach from the East Cliff, and a positive emblem representing who Jon was, and I am so glad this can continue in its new home.

“Jon was passionate about unlocking young people’s full potential, and the charity created in his name gives young people the skills and confidence they need to be the best they can be.”

New information boards have been installed that tell the story of the sculpture and provide details of the work of the Jon Egging Trust, set up in Flt Lt Egging’s name after his death.

Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Lawrence Williams said: “All of Bournemouth was devastated that day in 2011 when Jon lost his life.

“This sculpture now is a lasting and loved tribute to his memory.”

Jon Egging died when his Hawk T1 jet crashed after a display at the Bournemouth Air Festival in 2011.

Dawn Egging, Jon’s mother said: “What's wonderful is that, to me, there are two memorials – the one on the cliff top here in Bournemouth, and the Trust itself - an enduring and positive testimonial to Jon's dreams and aspirations. 

“I only wish Jon could be here to see what has been realised in his name - he would be so proud.”

“I will always be grateful for the support we have here.”

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Picture: Bournemouth City Council