Monument unveiled for Army Medical Services

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A new monument has been unveiled dedicated to the Army Medical Services.

Led by the Rt Reverend Glyn Webster, Bishop of Beverley, the service was held next to the memorial garden at Hartshead Moor Services. The memorial garden was created in 2005 to commemorate the members of the Armed Forces and their families that lost their lives in a bombing incident in 1974.

The monument was donated by Marshalls plc and is respectfully dedicated to the four Royal Corps that make up the Army Medical services who have medically tended and cared for the British Armed Forces and hundreds of thousands of civilians over many centuries.

More than 400 people attended the dedicated service also attended by senior serving representatives of each of the regiments held at the weekend.

Norman Armstrong-Kersh, the CEO of Life for a Life Memorial Forests, said: “Four fruit trees for each regiment were planted and an English oak tree for a long standing employee at Marshalls plc who has been there over 37 years.

“We wanted to do the unveiling now before the winter weather sets in and also before the forthcoming deployment of new units from these Corps to troubled spots.”

“The feedback has been magnificent and we have had loads of compliments, emails and letters coming back.

“We would like to thank Marshalls plc for their incredible support and Welcome Break who donated the land.”

Also attending the service was Vice Lord Lieutenant West Yorkshire, Timothy Hare.

The four corps include the Royal Army Medical services include medical, veterinary, dental and nursing.