The Official Unveiling ceremony at St Andrew’s Gardens this morning of the statue to Squadron Leader Pujji
A statue paying tribute to a courageous and decorated hero of the Second World War will be unveiled later this month.
The monument to squadron leader Mahinder Singh Pujji DFC (Distinguished Flying Cross), who lived in The Grove, Gravesend, will be open for people to enjoy on November 28.
The 8ft, bronze statue cost £70,000 to construct and will be situated in St Andrew’s Gardens, Gravesend.
Gravesham is a local government district with borough status in north-west Kent, England. It borders the borough of Dartford and Sevenoaks District to the west, the borough of Tonbridge and Malling to the south, the Medway unitary authority to the east and, without a physical crossing, the Thurrock unitary authority of Essex to the north, across the River Thames estuary.
Its council is in Gravesend, the largest town which was formerly had the alternative name of Gravesham, and the borough shares similar borders with the Gravesham constituency. It was formed by the merger of parishes listed below and the former urban district of Northfleet On 1 April 1974. It is the successor to the Gravesend Municipal Borough, Northfleet Urban District, and part of Strood Rural District. Gravesham is twinned with Cambrai in Picardy, France.