Warfare in News
Posted on Tuesday 2nd April
Stonemason Nick Hindle, who has engraved hundreds of names over the last 4 years, will start the work, on the Portland Stone of the Armed Forces Memorial, at 9.00 am on Monday, 8 April.
At a special service for the families later in the year, the names of those killed will be read out and dedicated.
The Armed Forces Memorial is the UK's tribute to the men and women killed on duty or from terrorist activity since 1948, and was dedicated in the presence of HM The Queen in 2007.
Growing Remembrance(Paperback - 182 pages)
by David Childs
The story of the inspiration for, establishment and evolution of the National Memorial Arboretum is a fascinating one. Sited at Alrewas, Staffordshire, the Arboretum has become the Nation’s all year round focus for remembering and paying tribute to all who have served their country in both peace and war not only in the armed forces and merchant navy but in the emergency services as well.
Planting began in 1997 and was supported… Read more...
Of further interest...
His First Tour was his LastWed 21st June
Severely wounded at 19, veteran Stephen Vause shares his story for Armed Forces Day. Article from The Royal Star & Garter Homes. Read article...
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A new memorial to the members of the Guinea Pig Club was unveiled by HRH the Duke of Edinburgh at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Wednesday, 2 November 2016. Read article...
Blind Veterans UK - No One AloneThu 21st February
A look at the work of the charity organization Blind Veterans UK and their on-going 'No One Alone' awareness raising campaign. Read article...