National Memorial Arboretum

Piper's Lament
Piper's Lament
Ladies of C Watch, Beaumanor
Ladies of C Watch, Beaumanor
Branch Standard Bearer
Branch Standard Bearer with an audience

Chairman digs in
Chairman digs in
Photographs taken during the opening
 of the NMA on 16 May 2001

Chairman and Organiser - Joan Nicholls
Chairman and Organiser - Joan Nicholls

The following photographs were taken by Branch Member Peter James on the occasion of the formal opening of the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas in Staffordshire by HRH the Duchess of Kent.

They show a new plaque on the plinth centred on the Y Services plot at the Arboretum and various scenes giving a vivid insight into the success of the occasion.  One picture particularly commends itself.  It is the shot of the ladies who manned the wireless intercept positions at Beaumanor during the war, including the authoress of England Needs You, Mrs Joan Nicholls.

 
These 4 photos were taken by Dennis Underwood on Tuesday 20 July 2004
 
  The following were taken during a working party on 20 April 2005
 

Bob White & Dennis Underwood watch Terry Whittles working

John Clark about to crown Bob White
while Dennis Underwood and Terry Whittles watch

Dennis Underwood, 'Skip' Skipper and Terry Whittles watch over Bob White

Caught in the act!

'Skip' Skipper waters path

Dave Street digs for gold

Visit in July 2008 for Committee Meeting

Dave Street admires the Armed Forces Memorial

We will remember them

The Armed Forces Memorial
 

Within the AFM

To commemorate 'Jock' Aikman who lost his life in Northern Ireland.

Sculpture within the AFM


Sculpture within the AFM

Sculpture within the AFM

Sculpture within the AFM
 

John & Cathie Clark
Committee members relax after meeting
'Skip' Skipper, Cathie Clark & Dave Street
     

Bob White, 'Skip' Skipper, Nigel Whatton, Dave Street, Cathie Clark, ? White, Joy White
 
'Skip' Skipper, Nigel Whatton, John & Cathie Clark, ? White, Joy White, Dave Street