Australian Special Air Service Memorial Rose GardenPrint Page
A rose garden commemorates the members of the Special Air Service Regiment who have given their lives in the service of their country, both overseas and in Australia.
In the garden directly behind the memorial, a Leonard Cheshire rose has been planted for each name listed on the memorial.
This rose was named after Group Captain the Lord Cheshire, a distinguished British airman during World War Two. After witnessing the dropping of the nuclear bomb on Nagasaki, Japan, on 9 August 1945, Cheshire radically changed his life. He dedicated the rest of his life to working for the disabled and terminally ill, founding the Leonard Cheshire Foundation charity.
|Address:||Northbourne Avenue & Bunda Street, Veterans Park, Civic, 2601|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -35.277172|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Monument Dedication Date:||Saturday 25th April, 1998|
Lest We Forget
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The Australian Special Air Service
Memorial Rose Garden
is a living tribute to the memory of those members
who gave their lives in the finest of traditions.
The rose was developed as a tribute to a great man
of the 20th century.
Group Captain Lord Cheshire VC OM DSO DFC
for unmatched courage in war and selfless dedication
to the service of others in peace.
This Memorial Rose Garden
was unveiled on
ANZAC Day 1998
the Honourable Sir William Deane AC KBE
Commonwealth of Australia.
The upgraded Memorial Rose Garden and
the replacement Stone of Remembrance were
Brigadier D. Fortune DSC, representing
the Chief of Army
on 17 November 2012.