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Memorial details

Memorial type
Wall
District
Lichfield
Town
Alrewas
County
Staffordshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Falklands Conflict (1982)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 20th May 2012
    Attended by: Commodore Michael Clapp CB Royal Navy; Major-General Julian Thompson CB OBE
  • Dedicated
    Date: 20th May 2012
    Attended by: Commodore Michael Clapp CB, Royal Navy; Major-General Julian Thompson CB OBE
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
62929
Current location

Memorial is no. 412 in Blue Zone at the corner of Yeomanry and Millennium Avenues
National Memorial Arboretum
Croxall Road
Alrewas
Lichfield
Staffordshire
DE13 7AR
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 1839314561
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Curved wall of Cotswold Stone bricks with a central dedicatory tablet, headed by Armed Forces emblem, and flanked by six smaller tablets with emblems of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines and Army to the left, and RAF, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and Merchant Navy to the right. The wall, which resembles the memorial at the Blue Beach Cemetery in San Carlos is irregular in shape in that the central section is higher than the flanks. There is a smaller tablet, below the main dedicatory tablet, engraved with dedication details and a square tablet, with sloping face, is placed at the base of the wall with a map depicting the route taken by the Task Force from Britain to the South Atlantic. There are two adjacent benches, made of the same stone as the wall, with black granite tops. A metal dedicatory plaque explains the bench commemoration. There are several granite stones from the Falklands, one engraved with the names of the British civilian casualties (See WMR 62930) In front of the memorial is the Antelope Garden (WMR 61767). with planting divided by a wide stone flagged path leading to the Memorial Wall.
Inscription
[Main tablet]: APRIL - JUNE 1982/ IN HONOUR OF/ THE SOUTH ATLANTIC TASK FORCE/ AND TO THE ABIDING MEMORY OF THE/ 255 SAILORS, SOLDIERS AND AIRMEN/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES AND THOSE WHO/ HAVE NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA THIS MEMORIAL WAS DEDICATED BY/ COMMODORE MICHAEL CLAPP CB ROYAL NAVY/ MAJOR GENERAL JULIAN THOMPSON CB OBE/ ON SUNDAY 20TH MAY 2012 [Bench plaque]: SAMA 82 FVF/ THIS BENCH AND THIS PLAQUE WERE DEDICATED BY/ THE SOUTH ATLANTIC MEDAL ASSOCIATION 1982/ &/ THE FALKLANDS VETERANS ASSOCIATION/ IN HONOUR OF THE 255 MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE/ AND THE 3 FALKLAND ISLANDS CIVILIANS WHO LOST/ THEIR LIVES DURING OPERATION CORPORATE IN 1982/ DEDICATED ON SUNDAY 25TH MARCH 2007/ TO COMMEMORATE THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE FALKLANDS WAR
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Wall
    Measurements: height c.1920mm
    Materials: Stone - Cotswold
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Seat
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Cotswold
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Reference

This record comprises all information held by IWM’s War Memorials Register for this memorial. Where we hold a names list for the memorial, this information will be displayed on the memorial record. Please check back as we are adding more names to the database.

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