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22-September-2015
22-September-2015

Photographs supplied by Peter F Williams

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.

Location

Address:Northbourne Avenue & Bunda Street, Veterans Park, Civic, 2601
State:ACT
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -35.277172
Long: 149.130159
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Garden
Monument Theme:Conflict
Sub-Theme:Multiple
Link:http://www.nationalcapital.gov.au/

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 25th April, 1998
Front Inscription

Lest We Forget

In memoriam
[ Names ]

Right Side Inscription

Plaque :

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.

Plaque :

This Memorial Rose Garden
     was unveiled on
    ANZAC Day 1998
               by
      His Excellency
the Honourable Sir William Deane AC KBE
     Governor-General
             of the
Commonwealth of Australia.

Plaque :

The upgraded Memorial Rose Garden and
the replacement Stone of Remembrance were
             rededicated by
Brigadier D. Fortune DSC, representing
          the Chief of Army
      on 17 November 2012.

 

 

 

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