We have a small band of volunteers who
take turns to visit the memorial each month, particularly during the
growing season, to undertake routine maintenance such as weeding
keeping the stones and slabs clear of bird dropping, lichen etc. and
reporting on any issues. If you live near the National Memorial
Arboretum and would like to find out more, please
Remember a Veteran
You can pay a
personal tribute to veterans who served in, or alongside, the Combined
Operations Command in WW2 by adding their
details and optional photo to our
Roll of Honour
and They Also Served
pages on this website.
Combined Operations prayer.
Events and Places to Visit
Reach the people who will be interested to know about your Combined
Operations or war related event by adding it to our webpage
free of charge.
To everyone else:
Visit our webpage for information on events and places to visit. If you know
of an event or place of interest, that is not listed, please let us know.
To notify an event
or place of interest,
To visit the
Why not join
the thousands who visit our Facebook page (click on icon above) about
the Combined Operations Command in appreciation of our WW2 veterans.
'slide shows' of the dedication ceremony and the construction of the
memorial plus the 'On this day in 194?' feature where major Combined Ops
events are highlighted on their anniversary dates with links to additional
You are welcome to add information,
comment or reply to messages posted by others.
Find Books of Interest
Search for Books
direct from our Books page. Don't have the
name of a book in mind? Just type in a keyword to get a list of
possibilities... and if you want to purchase you can do so on line through
the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE). 5% commission goes into the memorial
handbook was prepared for Combined Operations in the Far East. It
illustrates the depth and complexity of the planning process necessary
to ensure that the 3 services worked together as a unified force.
Submit your D-Day Story
2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and, to mark the
occasion, The D-Day Story is asking the British public to share their
experiences from the largest invasion ever assembled. Whether it’s an
account of the day from a veteran or a tale passed down by a relative, we’re
keen to showcase never-before-heard stories for an exciting campaign to be
launched later in the year.
The Gazelle Helicopter Squadron Display Team
The Gazelle Squadron
is a unique team of ex-British Military Gazelle helicopters in
their original military colours and with their original military
registrations. The core team includes four Gazelles, one from each
service; The Royal Navy, The Royal Marines, The Army Air Corps and The
Royal Air Force. A fifth Gazelle in Royal Marines colours will provide
intimate support for the team. Their crest
includes the Combined Operations badge. The last, and possibly, only time
the badge was seen on an aircraft was in the early mid 40s. A photo of the
Hurricane concerned is included in the
New to Combined
for an easy introduction to the subject.
the website and memorial project, and a look to the future; plus other small
print stuff and website accounts etc.
Click here for information.
Legasee Film Archive
As part of an exciting social history project, the film company Legasee
has recorded interviews with veterans from any conflicts. These films are now available on line.