National Arboretum

Discussions about a fitting memorial to the 14th/20th King's Hussars.
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Re: National Arboretum

Post by PINKY » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:54 am

Hi there,
I will donate for sure, what a great idea, well done.

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Re: National Arboretum

Post by tigger » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:18 am

Great Idea, soon as we appoint a treasurer for the scheme

cheque is in the post


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Re: National Arboretum

Post by Bob_H » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:55 am

There is hardly a one of us who will disagree that this is a great idea, and yet another meaningful way to perpetuate the name of our great Regiment.

Since John's original post I've exchanged brief ideas with him (and a couple of others) to say that my immediate reaction is that we should do nothing until we fully understand how the National Arboretum is managed.

However, having visited the website of the Arboretum it seems that they may be one step ahead of us. In 2015 they are opening a 'Heroes Square' where paving stones will be laid. Initially they are accepting applications from Military Organisations for a paving stone to be included with an engraving of the organisations crest - in our case our cap badge to our own design.

Here's what they say:
"Heroes' Square, the final piece of our exciting new development, will be flanked by the Millennium Chapel and the visitor centre, providing a central focus for the Arboretum. Once opened, Armistice Day services and events of commemoration, Remembrance and reunion will be held there.

The pavings are all Yorkstone Scoutmoor chosen for its visual appeal and hard wearing qualities.

Some of the military stones will have the badges of associations and units from the Royal Navy, Army and Royal Air Force engraved into them."

The cost of each stone will be £3000. If we asked all of our members to donate £10 (we send out over 600 Shy Talk Newsletters each year) we could easily reach that sum.

My question is. Is this the way to go, or do we want something much more individual? (but at what cost, assuming we'll be allowed to?).
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Re: National Arboretum

Post by Bulldog » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:58 am

Count me in great idea

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Re: National Arboretum

Post by Mac McNulty » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:34 am

Likewise me, sounds a good idea.


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Re: National Arboretum

Post by Johnny Morris » Mon Aug 05, 2013 11:43 am

Definitely like this idea and it has my full support

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Re: National Arboretum

Post by ChrisW » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:23 pm

I also fully support this idea. You will definitely have a contribution from us (Brenda and myself) once all the details are finalised.

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Re: National Arboretum

Post by David Moss » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:13 pm

Count me in too. Would it be possible to find out what the cost would be of a standing stone like the other regiments have, as well as the cost of the floor stone?


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Re: National Arboretum

Post by Arnie » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:33 pm

Like the others I'll be into that.

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Re: National Arboretum

Post by Shep » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:18 pm

Count the Shep in
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Re: National Arboretum

Post by kay » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:27 pm

I fully support this great tribute to all who served in the 14th/20th

count me in for donation

well done all.. :D



Re: National Arboretum

Post by Phil(Quassie)Baldwin » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:53 pm

Just let us know when.

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Re: National Arboretum

Post by Brian Hunter » Mon Aug 05, 2013 5:55 pm

Bob sounds a great idea count me in
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Re: National Arboretum

Post by kevman » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:08 pm

You can count myself and Mandy in for this. It would be an honour to donate in salute to all who served in the finest cavalry regiment. Let us know details soonest Bob.


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Re: National Arboretum

Post by rick aindow » Tue Aug 06, 2013 12:54 am

Count me in Bob!

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