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Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps get new memorial

5 January 2008

Phoenix Marble & Granite, memorial and architectural masons in Wimborne, Dorset, have completed this Portland limestone memorial that now stands near the entrance of Bovington Tank Museum. It commemorates the 301 serving officers and men from the Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps who have died on active service since the end of World War II. The names were sandblasted on to the stone by Phoenix.

The monument is 2,590mm high x 7,330mm wide x 280mm deep. It is made from panels of Jordans Portland limestone (supplied by Albion Stone) 950mm high x 600mm wide and 75mm thick, fixed as cladding to a solid reinforced concrete wall. The copings weigh 650kg each and were fixed using a single lewis pin to preserve the arrises. The architects were Kennedy O’Callaghan and the main site contractors Woodmace.

The memorial, dedicated on Armistice Day last month, is part of the £16million re-vamp of the museum that now offers a extensive and fascinating insight into the world of mechanical, armoured warfare and the people involved in it.

 

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