Month: June 2019

Songster unveiled

Songster unveiled. June 29th, 2019. Local MP Nicky Morgan and the people of Loughborough came together on Armed Forces Day to see 12-year old Lewis Main unveil an armature, an open-framed sculpture, of the town’s most famous war horse, Songster. It stands in the shadows of the Carillion Tower, in Queen’s Park, which is a […]

Treaty of Versailles

World War One officially ended with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles on this day one hundred year’s ago – June 28, 1919. It brought conclusion to four years of conflict with the loss of tens of millions of lives – both human and animal. It followed the Armistice, agreed on November 11, 1918, […]

Armed Forces Day

Armed Forces Day and Songster unveiled. Saturday June 29th, 2019 is Armed Forces Day and a chance to show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community: from currently serving troops to Service families, veterans and cadets. There are many ways for people, communities and organisations across the country […]

Anniversary Charity Ball

Anniversary Charity Ball. Saturday, June 8, 2019. It was a night of high glitz and glamour with stellar musical performances, a chance to celebrate the last 12 exciting months and share with old and new friends what’s in store for War Horse Memorial and the purple poppy in the year ahead. We’d like to thank Paul […]

Lathom Park

Lathom Park. Ormskirk. This monument, recently unveiled, acknowledges the very first Remount Depot ever established for a war footing, of any war, or any era. It was to be the benchmark of the other three major establishments destined to follow – Romsey, Avonmouth and Swaything. Local historian, Richard Houghton, whose original concept it was to […]

Colin wins Britain’s Got Talent!

Colin wins Britain’s Got Talent! Sunday, June 2nd. Many congratulations to our newest Ambassador Colin Thackery, winner of Britain’s Got Talent 2019. Colin, who is 89 and a Chelsea Pensioner, received the most public votes in tonight’s live final, watched by millions of viewers. He wins £250,000 and a slot at this year’s Royal Variety […]

Trooping the Colour

Trooping the Colour. Colonel’s Review Saturday, June 1st, 2019. Once again War Horse Memorial was invited to the annual dress rehearsal for Trooping the Colour by The Household Cavalry Foundation, one of our chosen charities. The Colour being trooped was presented to 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards by Her Majesty The Queen in 2010. The origin […]

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