Maintaining Our Regimental Heritage

Our regimental memorial at Duxford is a source of great pride. The memorial provides the Royal Anglian community with a focal point for our commemorative and remembrance ceremonies, and most importantly, a place for bereaved families and friends to reflect.

Responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the memorial and its surroundings rests with RHQ at Bury St Edmunds. The Deputy Regtl Secretary, Major Mike Peters is the point of contact within RHQ, he has responsibility for the routine maintenance of the memorial.

The recent relaxation of COVID regulations allowed RHQ to arrange the annual inspection of the memorial on 21 April 21. The inspection involved a physical inspection and assessment of the state of the memorial in company with Mr Steve Ankin from Herringbone Restoration Ltd, our partners in maintaining the memorial site. The inspection revealed some weathering, some frost damage to the seating area and some damage to the flagpoles fitted to the memorial wall. At the end of the visit, a schedule of works was agreed to repair these areas, as well as a requirement for routine cleaning of the stone. Updates on these works will follow over the coming weeks.

If you are a member of the Royal Anglian community and you want to visit the memorial,  you should be aware of the arrangement that the regiment has with IWM Duxford for free access to our memorial. Those wishing to visit the Royal Anglian Memorial are exempt to an admission fee when doing so, RHQ pays an annual fee to facilitate this access. Should you wish to book access for a visit you can do so by contacting Melissa Kozlenko, the Curator of the Royal Anglian Regiment Museum. Contact details are listed below:

Melissa Kozlenko: email: royalanglianmuseumcurator@oulook.com

Office Telephone – 01223 4972908

Postal Address:

Curator
The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum
Duxford Airfield
Duxford
Cambridge
CB22 4QR

Visitors to the memorial are asked to give as much notice as possible, in order to allow for coordination and booking of access.

See the Museum website