SK1814 : Mercian Grove, National Memorial Arboretum

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

Mercian Grove, National Memorial Arboretum
Mercian Grove, National Memorial Arboretum
The Mercian Volunteers Regimental Association created the Mercian Grove at the National Memorial Arboretum in 2004. It comprises four oak saplings and a stone memorial which commemorates all those regular and Territorial Army (TA) soldiers who served with Mercian Volunteers and its constituent units between 1967 and 1988 as part of the British Army’s contribution to NATO during the ”Cold War” LinkExternal link .

Mercian Volunteers were formed in 1967 from the Territorial Army infantry battalions of Worcestershire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. In 1988, the 1st and 2nd battalions of the Mercian Volunteers were disbanded and its sub-units incorporated into the re-formed Territorial Army battalions of The Cheshire Regiment, The Staffordshire Regiment and The Worcestershire and Sherwood Foresters Regiment. (from the plaque in the centre of the memorial)

LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link ) Mercian Volunteers Regimental Association
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 7 October, 2014
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Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 1836 1451 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:43.6755N 1:43.7744W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 18358 14524
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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