Best Camel Statue

Best Camel Statue

Superb statue that commemorates the Camel Corps in World War I

Location: Embankment Gardens, SW3

Description: London's best '3D camel' is near Cleopatra's Needle in Embankment Gardens not far from the statue of Robert Raikes and commemorates the work of the Camel Corps in World War One. It is quite small so make sure you don't miss it.

In 1921 it was unveiled by the Lieutenant-General Sir Philip Chetwode, who had been the first commander of the Desert Mounted Corps (including the Imperial Camel Corps Brigade).

The man who had commanded the Brigade throughout its existence, Brigadier-General Clement Smith, was there too, as were many other former cameliers. Also present were the New Zealand and Australian prime ministers of the day, William Massey and Billy Hughes.

The Embankment Gardens is a narrow strip of public park by the Thames created in the late-19th century with the construction of the Embankment.

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Best Camel Statue

Superb statue that commemorates the Camel Corps in World War I

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