SK1814 : The Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum
taken 9 years ago, near to Croxall, Staffordshire, England
The Armed Forces Memorial is dedicated to the 16000 servicemen and women of the British Armed Forces killed on duty or through terrorist action since the Second World War. It is set on a mound within a dedicated 150-acre site at the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA), at Alrewas in Staffordshire.
The mound is surmounted by a Portland stone circle, 43 metres in diameter, with openings to the east and west and an obelisk at the eastern end. Within the circle are two straight stone walls, with bronze sculptures at their centres. The names of the 16000 service personnel are carved into the Memorial's stone walls, with space for an additional 15000 names to be added. The names of all those killed in combat, in training, on peacekeeping operations and on exercise are included. It includes the dead from operations in Palestine, Korea, Malaya, the Falkland Islands, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Northern Ireland.
The memorial was dedicated in 2007.
More information: Link (National Memorial Arboretum)
- Grid Square
- SK1814, 1478 images (more nearby 🔍)
- David Dixon (more nearby)
- Date Taken
- Saturday, 20 September, 2014 (more nearby)
- Monday, 6 October, 2014
- Subject Location
OSGB36: SK 1848 1445 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.6429N 1:43.6680W
- Camera Location
- OSGB36: SK 1842 1445
- View Direction
- EAST (about 90 degrees)