|Posted by [email protected] on March 23, 2019 at 4:35 PM||comments (0)|
We had hoped to have the Maple and Poppy totem pole in place for last year but sadly a combination of events prevented this from happening,.
The team would like to get the Memorial to two Canadian service personnel in place for this summer and if possible Canada Day. If you would like to sponsor this project please get in touch or donate vis the link below, thank you. This image shows a similar carving in War Memorial Park, Coventry.
To donate please click on the link below (or cut and paste into your search bar), thank you.
|Posted by [email protected] on August 9, 2018 at 6:50 PM||comments (0)|
The Ribbon of Poppies is set to expand this year to create more "Living Memorials" and to give a chance for parents, teachers, youth leaders to educate young people about the work of the Armed Forces. Working with The Veterans Charity, we are even going to feature it in Veterans Month 2020. As we move forward into 2019 though, there are some different options or combinations of for groups, individuals, communities to consider including;
- Ribbon of Poppies - the original "carpet of crimson" is open to all
- Garden of Remembrance - would suit small public buildings, various wildflowers with a Remembrance theme
- Fields of Remembrance - larger areas turned into wildflower "memorial meadows"
- Routes of Remembrance - a Ribbon of Poppies along road and rail routes
There is no longer a requirement to give us your details, all you need to do is pick up a packet of seeds from anywhere (most garden centres have some), but also you can buy online via EBay for as little as 99p for over 80,000 seeds! We haven't counted them we must point out! We have always wanted the Ribbon to be free to join, simple to partake in and as wide spread as possible.
It is important to note that when we say a living memorial we mean it. By sowing wildflowers, they will encourage insects, who will attract birds and so on. When the soldiers marched off to both WW1 and WW2 they would have potentially seen many more wildflower meadows than you can see nowadays, there has been a huge decline in such areas sadly.
The Ribbon of Poppies hope to change that with your help.
|Posted by [email protected] on July 25, 2018 at 6:15 PM||comments (0)|
To maintain the work we have we are after passionate and dedicated individuals or groups to help create memorials to remember our Armed & Emergency Services.
We are especially keen to hear from people who can help in;
East Yorkshire - Blackburn Buccaneer Memorial
East Yorkshire - War Walk
London - Avro York Crash Northolt
London - Roundel Route - An RAF themed route around the Capital (would suit Air Cadets based around the M25)
Lincolnshire - Avro Vulcan XA897
Buckinghamshire - Maple and Poppy Totem
Buckinghamshire - South Bucks War Walk
Gibraltar - RAF Search & Rescue service
Devon - Ilfracombe memorial to the Ox and Bucks Regiment who undertook what is now known as The Forces March
Berkshire - Hawker Memorial the Storm Sculpture
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On the 16th of July at 11am in the Gardens of Remebrance at RAF Waddington we will be unveiling Busters Memorial. Buster being the dog that saved a 1000 lives, an RAF Police Explosive Search Dog.
Visitors will be welcome, however to ensure access, we require details of those attending name/address and vehicle registration details. Those attending will also require photographic ID.
Once the event is concluded the team hope to reveal the plans by the Sculptor for the National Military Working Dogs Memorial and we hope to also have information on support from a major charity who may be supporting the Memorial.
This image shows a draft of the central temple which will be surrounded by four dog memorials, representing the three branches of the Armed Services and a fourth plinth for mascot dogs.