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Memorial details

Memorial type
Avenue / Tree or grove
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 05 May 2016
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
13644
Current location

Memorial is no. 324 in Green Zone
on right-hand side of The Beat as one approaches the Polish Forces memorial
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 18476 14228
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
A memorial garden. There is a model of a Mark V tank , with H41 marking, on top of a brick plinth with a sloping top. A dark-green metal plaque is affixed to the front of the plinth with engravings of regimental insignia at different periods of the regiment's existence, and a commemoration in white lettering. The plinth rests on a stone base at the head of a stone-flagged pathway. A section of tank tracks rests at the base of the plinth together with a rectangular granite tablet engraved with the name of the garden. The garden also holds a commemorative stone altar of modern design with an engraving of the regimental insignia ("Fear Naught") on the front of the altar base. A metal information plaque is affixed to the front of the altar. The garden is planted mainly to grass with tree saplings, some of which have individual commemorative plaques. It is understood to include an Ash tree taken from Cambrai, in recognition of the first use of tanks in the Battle of Cambrai, 1917.
Inscription
Plinth: [Insignia of four periods]/ ROYAL TANK REGIMENT/ IN DEDICATION TO THE OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS OF THE/ HEAVY SECTION AND HEAVY BRANCH MACHINE GUN CORPS,/ TANK CORPS, ROYAL TANK CORPS AND ROYAL TANK REGIMENT/ WHO HAVE SERVED IN TANKS, ARMOURED CARS,/ DISMOUNTED OPERATIONS AND ATTACHMENTS TO OTHER ARMS/ SINCE THE FOUNDATION OF THE REGIMENT IN 1916./ WE FEAR NAUGHT BUT TO FALL FROM YOUR FAVOUR DEAR LORD./ [Tablet]: ROYAL TANK REGIMENT/ MEMORIAL GARDEN/ [Altar]: THIS STONE ALTAR WAS ORIGINALLY PRESENTED TO THE/ CHURCH CENTRE, YORK BARRACKS, MUNSTER, GERMANY./ RESCUED AND ERECTED HERE BY THE/ 4TH ROYAL TANK REGIMENT ASSOCIATION SCOTLAND./ DEDICATED THIS DAY 05 MAY 2016/ TO THE MEMORY OF ALL THOSE WHO SERVED IN/ "D" COMPANY HEAVY SECTION MACHINE GUN CORPS,/ "D" COMPANY TANK CORPS,/ 4TH BATALLION ROYAL TANK CORPS, AND THE/ 4TH ROYALTANK REGIMENT 1916-1993/ FEAR NAUGHT/
Inscription legible?
yes
Components
  • Other structure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick, Metal
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Paving
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablet
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Altar
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tree
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public

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