Northern Ireland Veterans Association

John A Silkstone

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Jul 11, 2004
Northern Ireland Veterans Association

NIVA Service of Remembrance

The service will be held at 11.30 am on Saturday 22nd September at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffs. We will, on the day, be remembering and paying tribute to those members of the Military, Police and Prison Service who gave their lives during the fight for peace in Northern Ireland. The day will consist of a service within the chapel at the arboretum followed by a short march to the Ulster Ash Grove for the laying of wreaths.
We will then be raising a glass to absent friends at the Royal British Legion, Alrewas.

Directions to the National Memorial Arboretum

The Arboretum is sited in the centre of England, so it is easy to reach from any part of the country. It is close to all the Midlands motorways. See the map below for help with directions from the A38.

M1 (southbound) - exit at Junction 28 and take the A38 south bypassing Derby and Burton or exit at Junction 24 and take the A50 west until you reach the A38 south.
M1 (northbound) - exit onto M6 north and exit M6 at Junction 4 taking the A446 north until it joins the M42 north - exit at Tamworth and take A5 west until you reach the A38 Derby/Burton exit. M6 (southbound) - exit at Junction 12 and take the A5 south until you reach A38 exit.
M54 (eastbound) - exit at Junction 1 and take A460 towards Cannock passing over M6 continue towards Cannock - turn right onto A5 south and then leave A5 at A38 Burton/Derby exit.

The map below shows the main roads in the vicinity of the Arboretum. The M42 is just off the map and the nearest point is at Tamworth.

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