Wolverhampton and District Parachute Regiment Association

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Reference WMO/279182

Address:

Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

National Memorial Arboretum

Croxall Road

Alrewas

Burton-on-Trent

DE13 7AR

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other sculpture
Materials:
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Second World War (1939-1945)
  • Post-1945 War or Conflict
About the memorial: This unique seat is shaped like a parachute and is set underneath an ornamental Cherry Tree. It has a main commemorative plaque and nine individual plaques honouring their members. Listed on the main plaque are the areas of War and Conflict that their members served in.
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Wolverhampton and District Parachute Regiment Association This unique Parachute Seat honours the Airborne Forces commemorated individually hereon for their service to the Crown, to their comrades and the Freedom they helped achieve for many countries around the World. "Utrinque Paratus" 1940-47 Service to the Crown North Africa Sicily Normandy Arnhem Rhine Crossing Java Palestine 1948-2016 Service to the Crown Malaya Borneo Suez - Egypt South Arabia Northern Ireland Falklands Iraq Afghanistan

Bryan William Dodsworth - 3 Para Mark Steven Dodsworth - 3 Para Bob Tong 1923-2014 - 2 SAS Ivan Hartill - 1 Para Joseph Davies - 12th Corps 779 Airborne Royal Army Service Corps John Nolan 1936-2015 - 23 SAS William (Bill) Russell 1924-2015 - 7th & 17th Parachute Regiment Battalions John Baker (Jack) - 1 Para Arnhem Veteran William Cooper - Parachute Light Artillery Airborne

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