Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,
Deborah
debris4spike

R.I.P.

One of the places I visited on my way up North was The National Memorial Arboretum

It was well worth the visit - my brother & his wife had visited it a few times, and told me that I needed to visit.  I hate to say it, but they were correct!

It is impossible to try to capture the place in pictures, but here are a few in the hope that you get some idea of what the space is about.  I can honestly say, if you get the chance, you must spend the day here, it is a very special place.


Womens Land Army and Womens Timber Corps
Womens_Land_Army_Womens_Timber_Corps
Showman's Guild
Showman's_Guild_(1)
Shot at Dawn - sadly a lot of young men/boys were shot for cowardice, although it is probable that most of them were suffering from Shell Shock & Battle fatigue.  Each of these posts list the name of those who have, now, been pardoned posthumously
Shot_at_Dawn_(3)
Royal Tank Regt - the central tree in the display (not seen on thei photo), was an oak tree grown from an acorn from Cambrai (the site of the first major tank battel) ... and a place I aim to visit next Spring.
Royal_Tank_Regt_(1)
Royal Navy - apparently the colours are the same shades found in the seas where the Navy served.
Royal_Navy_(1)
Royal Leicestershire Regt
Royal_Leicestershire_Regt_(1)
Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight - I was at Pegasus Bridge May 2019
Pegasus_Bridge_Memorial_Flight_(1)
Not Forgotten Assocation
Not_Forgotten_Assocation_(1)
Military Police
Military_Police_(2)
Household Division - One of my grandfather's was in the Coldstream Guards in the 1920's
Household_Division_(1)
Horses - yes, they are beautiful creatures and have served us in all fields of war for centuries.  However for me I also remembered the many horses I have known and especially those who I know have died ... RIP Jaykub
Horses_(3)
Home Front - Dad was in the Home Guard, part of the Home Front services
Home_Front
Evacuees - Mum had 2 evacuees living with her for much of the war
Evacuees
Armed Forces Memorial - in memory of all those who have died since the end of WWII
DSC_0294
... and inside
Armed_Forces_Memorial_(2)

DSC_0203

DSC_0187
Merchant Navy - this ia a gun from a MN ship, served with defensive equipment.  One of my Great Uncles served on these guns, and was torpedoed 3 times
Defensively_Equipped_Merchant_Navy_(2)
Christmas Truce - I saw the actual location from Christmas 1914, in 2018
Christmas_Truce
Burma Railway - they say that for every sleeper laid, a life was lost.  This is part of the actual railway built then
Burma_Railway_(1)
Airborne
Airborne_(7)
Tags: camera, holiday 2021, horses, remembrance, rip, wwi, wwii
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