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photoblog image National Memorial Arboretum 7/7

National Memorial Arboretum 7/7

This is the only image of a memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum I’ve included in this short series from a particular fighting regiment, this one being from the 49th.West Riding Infantry division. It was a formation of the Territorial Force. It was formed as a result of the reforms of the army carried out in 1908 under the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane. The division fought in the Great War in the trenches of the Western Front, in the fields of France and Flanders. During World War II the division fought in the Norwegian Campaign and in North-western Europe. After the Second World War it was disbanded in 1946, then reformed in 1947. It remained with the Northern Command until finally being disbanded in 1967.

 

National Memorial Arboretum 7/7

This is the only image of a memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum I’ve included in this short series from a particular fighting regiment, this one being from the 49th.West Riding Infantry division. It was a formation of the Territorial Force. It was formed as a result of the reforms of the army carried out in 1908 under the Secretary of State for War, Richard Burdon Haldane. The division fought in the Great War in the trenches of the Western Front, in the fields of France and Flanders. During World War II the division fought in the Norwegian Campaign and in North-western Europe. After the Second World War it was disbanded in 1946, then reformed in 1947. It remained with the Northern Command until finally being disbanded in 1967.

 

comments (5)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 15 Nov 2015, 06:38
I expect they included a bear on their regimental badge
Brian Walbey: Very probably Chris.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Nov 2015, 07:51
Very poignant for this today in view of the recent events in France; some of the terrorists came from Belgium. I like the way the bear stands out from the sky.
Brian Walbey: I deliberately took this i bit low down to get the Bear against the sky. Words fail me as to what has taken place in Paris, well they don't but I can't type them here!
This bear is impressive Brian! A fine hommage.
Brian Walbey: Yes quite an impressive memorials this one.
Could that bear be made of wood? It is hard to tell.
Brian Walbey: I don't think it is woof Mary otherwise it would quite quickly deteriorate.
Alan has said it for me, Brian. A fine shot you took of this. I also know the words you can't type here.
Brian Walbey: Thanks very much Frank, I fear greatly what the world will be like when our children and grandchildren get to our age!

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