Forces Memorial

Discussion in 'Charities and Welfare' started by Bravo2nothing, Oct 12, 2007.

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  1. I've been looking over the new Forces Memorial website, given the fact it has just been opened by Her Majesty this morning. The website states that this memorial is different to other war memorials because those who have died whilst in training have also been included.

    http://www.forcesmemorial.org.uk/the-memorial-project/questions-and-answers.asp

    Something close to my memory of serving were the terrible events at Deepcut, I expected to see that those who died at that awful place were suitably remembered. This doesn't seem to be the case, whilst their names are recorded in the Roll of Honour, they are absent from the War Memorial itself.

    http://www.forcesmemorial.org.uk/roll-of-honour/roll-of-honour-profile.asp?profile=97050

    http://www.forcesmemorial.org.uk/roll-of-honour/roll-of-honour-profile.asp?profile=72191

    Could someone in know, please educate me as to why this is the case?

    Whilst I don't pretend to know or understand the the events that led to the deaths at Deepcut, they were all still serving soldiers and in my opinion, should be remembered as such.
     
  2. There's a couple of blokes I know who died in suspicious circumstances and their names are recorded in the same way, Memorial No, Roll of Honour Yes.
     
  3. Spanish_Dave

    Spanish_Dave LE Good Egg (charities)

  4. Young officer from my Bn died from GSW in his tent. Put down as accident. He is on both Memorial & Roll
     
  5. BUMP

    I've bumped this as I believe it deserves more attention. Does anyone know why this has been done?
     
  6. I seem to remember that something was said by the commentator at the
    service that there were a lot of names still to go on and that they had been
    delayed in adding those names because of the completion of other work and
    by preparations for the service.