At noon on Saturday 14th June 2014 the Falklands Memorial Way will be officially opened by the Lord-Lieutenant of Staffordshire Mr. Ian Dudson CBE with attendance of members of the Falkland Island Government.
This “Way” will link up memorials to civilian and military casualties who lost their lives during the war in 1982.
In the centre of the “Way” a memorial orchard has been planted in honour the Falkland Islanders who spied on, sabotaged and disrupted the enemy before British Forces landed. It will also honour those Islanders that helped transport troops, ammunition, supplies and vital intelligence to our troops as they battled across the Islands.
The “Way” is located in the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire. Please contact Mike Colton (ex 22 SAS) on 07929-118598 who is managing the project in the Grove.
More can be found on our website, just type Memorial Grove or Falklands Memorial Way into google. This is an open event and everyone is welcome, just let us know if you wish to attend.
The commemorative badge is now available at £1 each and is being sold to raise funds for the picnic, soft drinks etc. on the day.
If you wish to help then please contact Mike Colton for address and make cheques payable to the Allied Special Forces Memorial Fund.
All surplus funds will go towards more plants in the Falklands Resistance Gardens.
Hope that everyone can help.
Allied Special Forces Association