Located in the heart of the country,the National Memorial Arboretum comprises 150 acres of trees and memorials devoted to the concept of Remembrance. Set within the National Forest of Staffordshire, at Alrewas near Lichfield, it was established in 1997, on former gravel and sand pits gifted from Lafarge Aggregates. It already contains 150 memorials of national significance. The National Memorial Arboretum is looked after by The Royal British Legion.
The Arboretum is the home of the Armed Forces Memorial which was opened in October 2007. It is a striking and emotive memorial and is quickly assuming national significance. It gives recognition and thanks for those who have died whilst on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the Second World War and acknowledges the enduring sacrifice of those who mourn their loss.
The Royal Tank Regiment Plot is on the Arboretum West (Blue Walk). It is accessible from the long gallery in the Visitor Centre.
The National Memorial Arboretum is located on Croxall Road, Alrewas, near Lichfield in Staffordshire. The postcode is DE13 7AR.