ALLIED SPECIAL FORCES MEMORIAL GROVE

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 MIKE COLTON
Introduction

On April 2nd 2003 Mike Colton and Scarf Jones met up with David Childs at the National Memorial Arboretum and viewed a piece of scrubland between the River Tame and two quarry lakes. After handing over a sizeable donation for the three acre plot we set to work creating the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove.

Mike Colton is seen pointing towards the Deep Water sign, perhaps an omen for the future. We removed the thin line of barbed wire and the sign and set about doing something positive.

Note the Type 24 Pillbox in the background!

 DAVID CHILDS AND SCARF JONES
David Childs and Scarf Jones

David Childs was instrumental in founding the National Memorial Arboretum along with help from Leonard Cheshire and John Major.

Scarf Jones served with the Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, Green Jackets and Royal Green Jackets. Mike Colton met up with Scarf at Peninsula Barracks in Winchester whilst both were serving as training Corporals at the Royal Green Jackets Depot during the early 70's.


THE GROVE 2003
 THE GROVE 2003  THE GROVE 2003

THE GROVE 2013
 THE GROVE 2013  THE GROVE 2013

THE GROVE 2016
 THE GROVE 2016  THE GROVE 2016

THE GROVE 2019
 THE GROVE 2019  THE GROVE 2019

THE GROVE 2020
 THE GROVE 2020  THE GROVE 2020


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