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Memorial donations of around 27,500 funded construction, dedication and routine ground maintenance in perpetuity.

  Donate here to a small contingency fund to repair and maintain the memorial structures as and when required.

In Perpetuity Memorial Maintenance.

Receipt from the National Memorial Arboretum.Second page  of a 3 page memorial maintenance agreement with the National Memorial Arboretum.First page  of a 3 page memorial maintenance agreement with the National Memorial Arboretum..The long term regular, routine maintenance of the Combined Operations Command Memorial has been secured in a recently signed "in perpetuity" agreement between the National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) and the Combined Operations Memorial Fund (COMF) at a cost of 6,135.09.

[Opposite; Images of the 3 page agreement and confirmation of payment to the NMA funded by an interest free loan.]

The non-routine maintenance, refurbishment, development and improvement of the memorial structures will remain the responsibility of the COMF.

Buglar playing the last post at the memorial dedication ceremony.Regular Routine Maintenance Agreement (NMA)

Under the agreement, the memorial footprint and its immediate surroundings will be maintained to a good standard in perpetuity by the NMA. For accounting purposes, the agreement has been calculated over 20 years at a cost of 25.56 per month or 306.75 per year or 6135.09 in total.

To allow the agreement and the maintenance work to take immediate effect, the NMA has been paid in full through an interest free loan accounted for on the COMF webpage.

Occasional Structural Maintenance (COMF)

The COMF remains responsible for the repair and maintenance of the dedication plaque, large stones, mosaic, mosaic wall, trees, crushed slate, information display board and any future developments or improvements to the memorial.

Just Giving Crowd Funding Appeal - Target 6,135.00 (Now Closed)

Donations of any size towards the cost of the maintenance agreement will be warmly welcomed and gratefully received. Any funds received in excess of this amount will be credited to the Combined Operations Memorial Fund. This and all income and expenditure is, and will be, accounted for on the COMF webpage. After 4 months the appeal was closed on 13/07/21 having raised 1820. After deductions and fees, 1764.44 was added to the Memorial Fund. Thank you for your interest and support.

More information at  Crowd Funding' Memorial Maintenance Appeal

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Photo of single poppy.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 or They Also Served pages on this website, which include the Combined Operations prayer.

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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.

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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).

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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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