THE ALLIED SPECIAL FORCES MEMORIAL GROVE IS SITUATED WITHIN THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM BY THE BANKS OF THE RIVER TAME
Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

The Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove has been created at the
National Memorial Arboretum
by the
Allied Special Forces Association
Registered Charity No. 1156925
07929-118598 ~ mikecolton@hotmail.com

The Grove and the memorials therein are privately funded by members, friends and supporters, along with generous donations from members of the public. The Grove is maintained by a dedicated volunteer team from our association. To donate, please use the BT MyDonate Button at the bottom of the page.

"The Grove is a living memorial, in harmony with nature and growing in stature."

The Charity's Objects are: -

(a) to develop and maintain the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove as an independently funded amenity, garden area and open space situated within the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR. The gardens will be a place for remembrance, commemoration, education and quiet contemplation, in harmony with nature, and include memorials to the men and women who served with or assisted the Allied Special Forces during world war two and in conflicts since.

(b) to educate the public, veterans and armed forces about the civilian and military commemorations in the Grove without infringing on personal or national security.



THE SPIRIT OF REMEMBRANCE
 ANNETTE'S MEMORIAL ROSE
Welcome to the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove.

The Grove
The Grove has seven garden areas under development. Gardens 1-4 are linked by Annette's Memorial Way, which gently meanders past memorials to individuals and military units. Gardens 5 & 6 will be linked by the new Falklands Memorial Way from the Sun Room to the Falkland Islanders Resistance memorials. From then on we enter the Airborne Forces Way toward the future Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight at the end of the Grove.

The Open Air Book
The Grove is being designed as an open air book, with every memorial telling a story. Some just a sentance, some a paragraph and some with chapters. The Military memorials give an brief insight into Allied Special Forces operations during World War Two up to the present day. We include Civilian and our Friends memorials in the Grove in concert with the National Memorial Arboretum spirit of commemorating the people of the 20th & 21st Centuries.

Memorials
We invite new memorials in the Grove. Contact Mike Colton ~ 07929-118598.

Fundraising for new Memorials and Grove Maintenance
We are in the process of improving the Grove and are hoping to create gardens with all year round colour : -

  • Falklands Memorial Way - We intend to improve this Way by planting thousands of Tulips later this year. These will be planted along the entire length. Donations are welcome of funds and tulip bulbs.
  • Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight - Garden 7 - commemorating the "Coup de Main" Glider Landing on D-day 1944 by the 2nd Battalion Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry.
  • We are pleased to accept contributions towards the ongoing maintenance of the Grove and new memorials therein. Please use the BT MyDonate button at the bottom of this page or contact Mike Colton on 07929-118598.
Guided Tours
We would be pleased to arrange guided tours of the Grove for individuals and groups. Contact Mike Colton ~ 07929-118598.

 BREAKAWAY TREE SEAT
The Breakaway Tree Seat is one of many places to rest and contemplate in the Grove.



Garden 1 ~ Garden 2 ~ Garden 3 ~ Garden 4 ~ Garden 5 ~ Garden 6 ~ Garden 7
Events in the Grove 2014
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Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove
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Updated 24th July 2014 by Mike Colton