Archive for the tag 'National Memorial Arboretum'

No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he is not the same man.

18 Comments CherryPie on Aug 10th 2014

The men and women of our Armed and Merchant Services who have lost their lives in conflict, as a result of terrorist action or on training exercises since the end of  World War II are remembered here. Unlike the World War memorials in towns and villages across the Nation, there is nowhere else that records [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 9th 2014

The Basra Memorial Wall is a truly poignant monument to the 178 UK service personnel and one Ministry of Defence (MoD) civilian who lost their lives on combat operations in Iraq and also lists members of Coalition Forces who were killed whilst under UK command during six years of conflict.
The original memorial was built in [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 8th 2014

The inspiration for the Remembrance garden comes form the RAF Association’s Dedication, the last in line of which is “we will remember them”. The central feature of the  50 metre-long garden is the RAF Association emblem – a magnificent stainless steel eagle sitting on top of a globe.  The eagle, named Winston, is made up [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 7th 2014

The very first battle involving tanks took place on the Somme when approximately 30 tanks attacked German positions between the villages of Flers and Courcelette on Friday 15 September 1916. This was one of the largest battles of World War I, with more than one million casualties. At dawn on 20 November 1917 the first [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Aug 6th 2014

This memorial has a special significance for me.  My Great Uncle served in the Royal Army Medical Corps in the first world war.

This large woodland has red and gold leaved trees individually dedicated to members of the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC).
A memorial plinth stands at the entrance to a central avenue of purple leaved [...]

11 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2014

…And Airborne Forces Memorial

The Parachute Regiment and Airborne Forces National Memorial, which is located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, commemorates those members of the Regiment and Airborne Forces who have died on active service since 1940 and provides a place of pilgrimage, particularly to those who have lost family members overseas in inaccessible [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Aug 1st 2014

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