National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas
I am delighted on behalf of our Association to confirm that the Met Branch Memorial Plaque is now in place as a part of the Fleet Air Arm Memorial.
Your generous donations allowed us to pay our share of the future maintenance of the monument and to have the plaque manufactured and placed in position.
Your plaque is located Starboard Side of the monument in the Bridge area as we feel that was the location of most onboard Carrier Met Offices.
I trust that it will be a lasting reminder for the future.
Arthur (Charlie) Charles
The Memorial is dedicated to those servicemen who died whilst serving their country since the end of the Second World War.
|NMA - Left to Right, Peter Squibb, Arthur Charles and Colin Brenchley|
|Mini-reunion on 25 April 2009 at the National Memorial Arboretum. The picture shows ex Wrens (LtoR) Jean Brenchley (Met Observer), Gill Charles (Communicator) and Mairi Squibb (Telephonist). The link between them is that they are all married to ex Met Ratings and all served at Northwood at various times.|
|The National Memorial Arbotetum in Staffordshire which remembers those servicemen who have served in the Armed Forces since WW2. The memorial on the left commemorates all personnel of the Combined Services Task Force who have served during the nuclear tests on Montebello, Emufield, Maralinga, Christmas Island and Malden Island between 1952 and 1966. It should be noted that personnel from the Meteorological Branch served on some of these postings|
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