The Armed Forces Memorial, National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas

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Date:8th of October 2014

Description:This view was taken inside the central area of the Memorial looking east.

The Armed Forces Memorial was dedicated in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen on 12 October 2007. This impressive structure is made from Portland stone with two curved and two straight walls which contain the names of members of the Armed Forces (Regular and Reserve) honoured here. More than 15,000 names were carved by computer when the Memorial was created and after 2007 the names of those killed have been engraved by hand annually. In the central area of the Memorial are two large bronze sculptures symbolising loss and sacrifice, they stand on either side of a bronze laurel wreath, the sculptures were created by Ian Rank-Broadley. Within this area there is also an obelisk especially dedicated to those who died while in service. The Memorial provides a nationally important focus for remembrance, recognition and thanks to those who have given their lives in service to their country since the end of World War II.

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Creators: Mr Bob Metcalfe - Creator

Donor ref:BM-288 (192/27825)

Source: Mr Bob Metcalfe

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