National Memorial Arboretum

Place for all historical (non-aviation) discussion

National Memorial Arboretum

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jun 15, 2012 5:30 pm

We called today on our way down to WWW. It heaved it down so we didn't see as much as we would have liked, unfortunately much of it was waterlogged.
What really struck me was there is as much blank stone as that already engraved, perhaps more, a very sobering thought.

Hope you enjoy.

RAF Eagle
Image

RAF Association Monument
Image

Main Monuments
Note the open door in the first of the sculptures?
This is taken off the NMA website...

The alignment and axis of the Memorial portray a greater meaning. Drawing inspiration from prehistoric monuments, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the sun's rays stream through the door of the sculpture, illuminating the wreath in the centre of the Memorial.
Image
Image
Image

The New Falklands Memorial
Image

And last but not least 2 well known names
Image
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
User avatar
Mayfly
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 29723
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:11 pm
Location: Bomber County

Re: National Memorial Arboretum

Postby Aceyone » Fri Jun 15, 2012 6:30 pm

Thanks for posting,very sobering !
Take only photographs,leave only footprints .
User avatar
Aceyone
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
 
Posts: 16253
Joined: Mon Jan 18, 2010 3:30 pm
Location: Isles of Bromley

Re: National Memorial Arboretum

Postby Jigsaw » Fri Jun 15, 2012 7:13 pm

Thank you Pam.
God created man because a vibrator can't mow the lawn!

Image
User avatar
Jigsaw
Boeing 747
Boeing 747
 
Posts: 6455
Joined: Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:58 pm
Location: Scunthorpe

Re: National Memorial Arboretum

Postby Xplumberlives » Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:17 pm

Nice work Pam, I shall have to visit there shortly!
"All modern aircraft have 4 dimensions: span, length, height and politics.
TSR-2 simply got the first 3 right. ”
— Sir Sydney Camm
User avatar
Xplumberlives
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
 
Posts: 41159
Joined: Wed Oct 01, 2008 9:27 pm
Location: Close to a former Harrier Airfield
Also Known As: ROCKETMAN

Re: National Memorial Arboretum

Postby 34053 » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:23 pm

Thank you Pam. Quite moving.

PW
User avatar
34053
BAE Hawk
BAE Hawk
 
Posts: 2425
Joined: Fri Oct 24, 2008 1:44 pm
Also Known As: Papa Wedgy

Re: National Memorial Arboretum

Postby Mayfly » Fri Jun 15, 2012 10:39 pm

We just got out the car and a Herc passed very low over head, talking to someone tonight who knows a lot about it said they get between 3-5000 visitors per day :-o most days there is some sort of remembrance service for one or the other of the Regiments or Associations. We will visit again, hopefully in better weather. Well worth a visit.
In memory of a very dear friend - Mike Pearson

Very fond memories of Robbie Gilvary - DTs 1st Vulcan Captain who taught DT all he knew.
User avatar
Mayfly
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 29723
Joined: Mon Sep 29, 2008 7:11 pm
Location: Bomber County


Return to History Past and Present

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests