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As most of you are now aware the Regiment will be replacing the Fusilier Memorial at the National Arboretum in 2013.
As with all projects of this type it is impossible to please all of the people all of the time.
When not on these large exercises the Battalion took part in a huge number of smaller exercises, both as enemy and friendly forces.
The First Battalion took over the Land Warfare Centre Battle Group role in August 2009.An experienced war memorial stonemason has been appointed; he has previously produced work at the National Arboretum and at the Somme and is highly respected for the quality of his work.Meetings have been held with the Arboretum Authorities who have agreed the general size, shape and design of the new memorial.It will sit on a plinth of solid granite approx 11 ft by 5 ft engraved with a suitable inscription on the front such as; 'We Will Remember Them' (not shown in photo) and be surrounded by 4 granite benches.
After considerable deliberation the design on the memorial was agreed as it is the Colours which all Fusiliers follow and are the embodiment of the Regts achievements and sacrifices.It is made from a single piece of dark grey curved granite which ill be polished.