The Memorial Grove is being created as a tribute to the courage of many groups of Special Forces from across the world. Their operations continue to be among the most dangerous undertaken by military forces, requiring the bravery, resilience, skill and ability to cope with extreme conditions that is demanded as routine of the elite troops of armed services.
There are many volunteers for the British Special Forces such as the Special Air Service (SAS) and the Special Boat Service (SBS) but few make it through the rigorous selection process. Many of those who are chosen have gone on to achieve extraordinary successes and results, often unsung and frequently in conflicts about which the public know little or nothing.
The Grove commemorates actions from World War Two onwards and highlights the sacrifices of men and women who gave their lives in the service of their country.
The official website of the Allied Special Forces Association can be found by following this link here:https://www.forcesonline.org.uk/veterans-directory/allied-special-forces-memorial-grove/
In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our places; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders fields. Take up our quarrel with the foe; To you with failing hands we throw The torch; be yours to hold it high. If ye break faith with us who die We shall not sleep, though poppies grow In Flanders fields.