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.