Weʼve raised £1,820 to Help fund the Combined Operations Command Memorial "in perpetuity" routine maintenance agreement with the National Memorial Arboretum.
- National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordhire.
- Funded on Saturday, 10th July 2021
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In Perpetuity Memorial Maintenance. The Combined Operations Command memorial, which remembers all who served in or alongside the Combined Operations Command in WW2, was dedicated in 2013. To ensure it is maintained to a good standard in perpetuity, an agreement between the National Memorial Arboretum and the Combined Operations Memorial Fund, costing £6,135, has been signed. It covers the routine and regular maintenance of the memorial footprint and surrounding ground as detailed below:
Thermatec ® cleaning inc. hand wash where necessary, of memorial stone and integrated objects (twice per annum min); Chemical: herbicide, pesticide, or fungicide application (min. 2 applications per annum); Hand mowing and collect (around memorial footprint and other integrated objects, min. 36 cuts per annum); Weeding (in and around memorial footprint and other integrated objects; bi-weekly); Strim perimeter (around memorial footprint and other integrated objects, min. 36 cuts/year.) and Re-grouting paving or block paving (maximum once every 5 years).
The Combined Operations Memorial Fund (COMF) has acquired an interest-free loan of £6,135 to allow the agreement to come into immediate effect and the purpose of this fundraising effort is to repay the loan. Any surplus will be added to the COMF for the maintenance of the memorial structures not covered in the agreement. The full story, including a copy of the signed agreement, can be found on the above link.
Donations of any size will be warmly welcomed and gratefully received. Thank you for your interest and support.
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Jun 1, 2021
Visited the memorial yesterday. Remembering my dad, A.B. John Couch (Taffy), now known to have been a member of Royal Naval Beach Commando N(Nan)2 who landed on Italian beaches in WW2.
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May 19, 2021
May 19, 2021
All the very best with this work
Mike and Sheila
Apr 15, 2021
In Memory of Aubrey Phillips RAF
Apr 11, 2021
In memory of Harry CWT Plumb Trained in Palistine in April 1942 for Servicing Commandos attached to 668 Army Air Corps in 3232 SC Unit. Sadly missed by us all.
Margaret Bush (née Bassett)
Apr 6, 2021
Thank you Geoff for your help recently. Donation in memory of my dear father Bernard Bassett,KX133944,Stoker,1st class, who, as a member of 591 flotilla was part of the ‘D’ Day landings. Sadly missed.
Apr 3, 2021
In memory of my late Uncle Major A.F. 'Toby' Smith, killed at Overloon, Holland, in October 1944.
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National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordhire.
Key dates: 2000 I published the embryonic Combined Ops website; 2006 I decided a memorial was long overdue; 2012 I set up the Combined Ops Facebook page; 2013 the memorial was dedicated and now I'm laying down arrangements for the memorial''s maintenance in perpetuity.