Thursday, 15 May 2008

A visit to the National Memorial Arboretum

Last weekend, my wife and myself travelled to Staffordshire, a nice day in Lichfield was followed on the Sunday to a visit to the National Memorial aaboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire. the occasion was the dedication service of the Royal Green Jackets Memorial, which was to be unveiled by Field Marshall Bramall, over 1,000 most ex members of the Green Jackets were there, and we finished off with a march past by "us" veterans- then to the beet tent to meet mates and rekindle lost friendships.

Field Marshal Bramall

I would recommend a visit to the Arboretum to anyone- not just Green Jackets or ex servicemen- the layout is fantastic and the National Memorial to all servicemen who have died since 1945 is a fantastic monument- a real valuable legacy of the millennium.- go and see for yourselves- you will not be disappointed.

General Balfour leads the Green Jacket veterans on the march past

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