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6,135 is needed to maintain the Combined Ops memorial in perpetuity through an agreement with the NM Arboretum. If you can, please help us do this with a donation, big or small. Details here. Thank you

Donate to the Upkeep of the Combined Ops Memorial

The Combined Operations Memorial Fund

The long-term routine maintenance of the memorial has been enshrined in an "in perpetuity" agreement between the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) and the Combined Operations Memorial Fund (COMF). To allow the agreement to come into immediate effect, the COMF has obtained an interest free loan of 6,135.09 as recorded below. Full details of the agreement and a special fund raising initiative, are on the In Perpetuity Memorial Maintenance webpage.

Donations for the non-routine maintenance and development of the memorial can still be made below. Thank you for your support.

How to Donate.

To donate by credit or debit card please click on the button opposite and follow the instructions. You don't need a Paypal account to use this method of payment.

To donate by personal/banker's cheque or postal order please write your cheque or postal order payable to the Combined Operations Memorial Fund, add your address to the reverse and send to Geoff Slee, COMF, 35 Auchingane, Edinburgh, EH10 7HU, UK. Non UK donations are very welcome in UK pounds. Contact your bank or financial institution for details.


Date               Income     Expenditure     Balance          Description of Income and Expenditure


12/04/21             30.00                                 2250.00            Malcolm Bills (Receipt 286835)

12/03/21           220.00                                 2220.00            Derek Wallis (Receipt 286834)

02/03/21                               6135.09            2000.00           NMA Maintenance Agreement (Includes confirmation of receipt.)

17/02/21             15.00                                 8135.09            Patrick O'Shea (Receipt No 286833)

05/02/21          6135.09                                8120.09            NMA Maintenance Agreement (Interest free loan) (Receipt 286832)

27/01/21             30.00                                 1985.00             Jerry Wells (Receipt No 286831)

14/01/21             20.00                                 1955.00             Michael McCormick (Receipt No 286830)

17/11/20             25.00                                 1935.00             Gavin Luke (Receipt No 286829)

28/10/20            150.00                                1910.00             Combined Ops Membership Subscriptions. (Receipt No 286827)

17/10/20             20.00                                 1760.00             Jerry Wells (PP ID 93607 Rcpt No 286826)

04/09/20             30.00                                 1740.00             Robert Couch (PP ID 9314E Rcpt No 286825)

10/05/20            10.00                                  1710.00             Philip Stallard, (Paypal ID ending 9863U. Receipt No 286824)

30/04/20          100.00                                  1700.00             Ivian Smith, USA.  (Receipt No 286823)

26/02/20          200.00                                  1600.00             Combined Ops Membership Subscriptions. (Receipt No 286822.)

05/11/19            30.00                                  1400.00             Combined Ops Membership Subscriptions. (Receipt No 286821.)

08/10/19            20.00                                  1370.00             Gerry Wells on behalf of James Shankland. (Receipt No 286820.)

22/08/19            50.00                                  1350.00             Ian Price (Receipt No 286819). IMO of Wren, Gladys Irene Croft.

29/07/19            50.00                                  1300.00             Antonia Filmer (By Cheque Receipt Number 286818).

12/06/19            50.00                                  1250.00             Brenda Gordon (By cheque. Receipt No 286817).

06/06/19          150.00                                  1200.00             Combined Ops Membership Subscriptions. (Receipt No 286816.)

06/06/19            50.00                                  1050.00              Pam & Mike Wright & Jenny Robinson & Family. (Rcpt No 286815.)

29/03/19            61.39                                  1000.00              Combined Ops Membership Subscriptions. (Rcpt No 286814.)

28/03/19            20.00                                    938.61              Simon Forty (Paypal ID ending B0217911. Receipt No 286813).

05/01/19            20.00                                    918.61              Gavin Stokes (Paypal ID ending K3204012. Receipt No 286812).

28/11/18            20.00                                    898.61              Martin Lewis (Paypal ID ending 347942. Receipt No 286811).

25/11/18            50.00                                    878.61              Author Scott Addington ( Receipt No 286810).

07/10/18            25.00                                    828.61              Ronald Windebank  (Receipt No 288909)

22/09/18            30.00                                    803.61              David Beadle, (Receipt No 286808). IMO, Maj Ian NN Beadle

04/06/18            50.00                                    773.61              Katherine MacKay (Pp ID ending X099970C, Rcpt No 286807)

13/04/18            25.00                                    723.61              Mrs J Speck (Receipt No 286806 for 95.00 for this + 2 entries below)

13/04/18            20.00                                    698.61              Mr & Mrs R O'Donnell for veteran Charles Bostrom's 100th birthday.

13/04/18            50.00                                    678.61              Mrs E M Bostrom for veteran Charles Bostrom's 100th birthday.

29/01/18           100.00                                   628.61              Veteran J V Dalling. (Cheque No 100814 - Receipt No 286804).

01/11/17             50.00                                   528.61               Mr D C Beadle, Norway. (Cheque No 000400 - Receipt No 286803).

24/10/17                               151.39               478.61               Signs Now - Replacement Memorial Information Display

29/09/17            30.00                                    630.00               Mr R M Tarry, (Cheque No 103526 - Receipt No 286802 ).

20/07/17            57.55                                    600.00               Combined Operations Membership Subscriptions

20/07/17            80.00                                    542.45               Mrs E M Turner [Large Print] (Cheque  No 001620).

17/06/17            50.00                                    462.45               Wade Kinnear (Paypal ID ending K0944750S)

03/04/17            50.00                                    412.45               Val Lancaster (Paypal ID ending MF478921X).

01/03/17          110.00                                    362.45               Providence Picture Frame Co (Paypal ID ending D377092F).

12/02/17          100.00                                    252.45               Combined Operations Membership Subscriptions.

12/02/17           25.00                                     152.45               Richard Hope (Paypal ID ending W169811P).

31/01/17          127.45                                                              Balance carried forward from the Memorial Construction Fund.

All transactions, income and expenditure, will be accounted for in the above statement. Every donation will be accounted for by donors name unless advised otherwise. As before, two signatures are required to authorise expenditure.

The original Memorial Fund, for the construction of the memorial and hospitality for 200 guests at the dedication ceremony, was set up in 2006. The target of 21,128 was achieved, indeed exceeded on 31/01/17 with the surplus of 127.45 becoming the opening balance of this fund as detailed above.


News & Information

About Us

Background to the website and memorial project and a look to the future; plus other small print stuff and website accounts etc. Click here for information.

Featured Links; 'Crowd Funding' Memorial Maintenance Appeal; Combined Ops Heritage; 40 D Day Stories. The appeal is for the 'in perpetuity' maintenance of the memorial footprint and its immediate surroundings through an agreement between the National Memorial Arboretum and the Combined Operations Memorial Fund.

Remember a Veteran

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. Read the Combined Operations prayer.


Visit our Facebook page about the Combined Operations Command in appreciation of our WW2 veterans. You are welcome to add information, photos and comment or reply to messages posted by others.

Events and Places to Visit

Organisers: 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. 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, click here. To visit the webpage click here.

Find Books of Interest 

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Combined Operations Handbook (Far East)

The 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.

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Visit Combined Operations Explained for an easy introduction to this complex subject.

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