Royal Fleet Auxiliary in the Falklands

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Reference WMO/280992

Address:

St John the Apostle Church

Main Road

Marchwood

SO40 4UZ

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Stone of remembrance
Materials:
  • Brick Brick
  • Rock/Rough Stone Rock/Rough Stone
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Falklands Conflict (1982)
About the memorial: BRICK WALL WITH TABLETS SET INTO IT. STONE OF REMEMBRANCE WITH TWO ADDITIONAL TABLETS SET INTO IT IS PLACED IN FRONT OF THE WALL. BADGES OF THE FLEET AUXILIARY SHIPS ARE DEPICTED AT THE TOP OF THE WALL. THESE ARE, LEFT TO RIGHT, SIR BEDIVERE, SIR GERANT, SIR GALAHAD, ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY, SIR TRISTRAM, SIR LANCELOT AND SIR PERCIVAL. ADDITIONAL TABLET WITH LION RAMPANT HOLDING A FLAG FLANK THE NAME TABLET ON THE WALL. ON ONE SIDE OF THE STONE OF REMEMBRANCE IS A TABLET WITH A CARVED LOW RELIEF SIDE PROFILE OF A FLEET AUXILIARY TANKER
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Wall Tablet: DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THE ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY/ WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN ACTION IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC/ IN 1982 IN DEFENCE OF THE FREEDOM OF THE/ FALKLAND ISLANDS AND DEPENDENCIES/ (10 names) ; Stone to Remembrance Tablet: THIS STONE WAS IMPORTED FROM/ THE FALKLAND ISLANDS/ WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE CIVIL/ AND MILITARY AUTHORITIES IN 1983/ IN COMMEMORATION OF ALL WHO LOST/ THEIR LIVES SERVING/ THE ROYAL FLEET AUXILIARY AND THEIR/ COUNTRY DURING THE FALKLANDS CONFLICT

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