BOTH the Jon Egging and Spitfire pilot memorial plaque are to be relocated after a landslip left them inaccessible.

The sculpture in memory of Flt Lt Jon Egging is scheduled to be relocated adjacent to the top of the East Cliff Zig-Zag, slightly further west from its current position on East Overcliff Drive. Alongside it will also be the relocated Spitfire pilot memorial plaque.

It has been inaccessible since the major cliff landslip in May 2016. Both the council and Flt Lt Egging’s family are keen for it to be relocated where the public can access it again.

Newly proposed landscaping for the memorials will differ from the current rockery and instead will feature a low cairn in Purbeck stone, to further elevate the sculpture.

The memorials will be moved in time for the Bournemouth Air Festival at the end of August.