National Memorial Arboretum 1

We visited the National Memorial Arboretum the week after Remembrance Sunday. This first post concentrates on the main Armed Forces Memorial which commemorates the men and women of the British Armed Forces who have been killed whilst on duty, died in operational theatre or been targeted by terrorists since the end of the Second World War.

Britain has been involved in over 50 military operations and conflicts since 1948 and there are over 16,000 names on this memorial, with space for another 16,000.

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire, England

© Mark Simms Photography (2019)

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