Category: Falklands War

Cheltenham War Memorial

Cheltenham’s War Memorial is located outside the Municipal Offices on the Promenade, with the Long Gardens on either side. It was not an easy one to photograph either, as it is partly in shade and partly in sunlight.

It was unveiled by Maj-Genl Sir Robert Fanshaw K.C.B, D.S.O, on the 1st of October 1921.

Google Earth co-ordinates are:   51°53’56.69″N,   2° 4’39.35″W

The memorial also has plaques dedicated to those who lost their lives in South Arabia 1839-1967, as well as to Polish men and women who lost their lies in the Second World War.

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Falklands War Memorials in Southampton

There are two Falkland War Memorials to be found in Southampton (that I know about), although you really need to know where to look. The first may be found inside The Holy Rood Church in Southampton.

 Merchant Navy Falklands Memorial at Holy Rood Church Southampton

Merchant Navy Falklands Memorial at Holy Rood Church Southampton

The second may be found at Mayflower Park, between the basketball court and the fence by the close to City Terminal. The memorial was erected by the Southampton Junior Chamber, simualtaneously with the Junior Chambers of Coventry, Liverpool, Plymouth, Portsmouth and Sheffield on 11 November 1982.  A Falklands Memorial may also be found within the grounds of the Tower Hill Memorial in London

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Updated: 06/01/2018 — 15:03

Falklands War Memorial at Tower Hill

This Memorial to “Merchant Seafarers Who Gave Their Lives To Secure The Freedom Of The Falkland Islands” may be found within the grounds of the Trinity Gardens on Tower Hill, other Falklands War Memorials may be found in Southampton.

The  SS Atlantic Conveyor, and RFAs Sir Galahad, Fort Grange and Sir Tristram are mentioned specifically on the Memorial.

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Updated: 06/01/2018 — 13:03
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