Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove

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Garden 6 - Falkland Islanders Resistance

 "They are few in number, but have the right to live in peace,
to determine their own way of life and to choose their own allegiance."
Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher ~ 3rd. April 1982 

This is a living memorial to the first British Resistance Force since World War Two. Surrounding the willow Upland Goose  is a small orchard of 5 Cider apple and 3 Perry apple trees. The trees are set on the Ordinal and Cardinal points of the compass. The three white plaque stands commemorate the female civilian casualties of the war on the Islands.

The Falkland Islands Resistance spied on, provided vital intelligence, sabotaged and generally disrupted the life of the enemy who invaded on the 2nd April 1982. When the British Task Force landed, many islanders helped transport troops, supplies and ammunition across the islands as the battles raged. Some acted as guides for the troops and went on to fight with them in decisive battles.

They should be rightly proud of their achievements and hope that it will inspire future generations of Islanders. 
Falkland Islanders Memorials 
◾    Mrs Doreen Bonner      Lost her life behind enemy lines during the Falklands War - June 1982

◾    Mrs Mary Goodwin       Lost her life behind enemy lines during the Falklands War - June 1982

◾    Mrs Susan Whitley       Lost her life behind enemy lines during the Falklands War - June 1982

Memorial Plaques

◦ Falklands Memorial Way

◦ Falkland Islanders Resistance Memorial

◦ 59 Commando Royal Engineers




View the Grove from above with courtesy of Martin Ray of ARODRONE.

Fund raising video to help the "Peggi Fund".

Pegasus Bridge Memorial Flight - Maquette construction in the Forge.




The Allied Special Forces Association is creating the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove, which is an integral part of the National Memorial Arboretum situated close to the village of Alrewas, Staffordshire. DE13 7AR.  The Grove has 7 gardens being developed with the Sun Room in Garden 4 at its centre. The Grove is a place for remembrance, commemoration, education and quiet contemplation.  It is being developed as an OPEN AIR BOOK, with every plaque and memorial telling a story, some a sentence, some a paragraph and some with whole chapters.  Much of the planting is designed to eventually provide all year round colour.  The Grove is a living memorial, in harmony with nature and growing in stature. 

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