SK1814 : Armed Forces Memorial, The Obelisk

taken 8 years ago, near to Croxall, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Armed Forces Memorial, The Obelisk
Armed Forces Memorial, The Obelisk
The Armed Forces Memorial

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: LinkExternal link (National Memorial Arboretum)

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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 6 October, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Public buildings and spaces  People, Events 
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Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1849 1445 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.6429N 1:43.6591W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1848 1444
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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National Memorial Arboretum  Monument  Memorial Gardens  NMA  Memorial  Sculpture  Arboretum  Obelisk 

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