Royal British Legion memorial event at National Memorial Arboretum
memorial event


Read today's article about a recent memorial event, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

On 16th May, The Royal British Legion held a special event at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire to mark the 60th anniversary since the last serviceman was demobbed from National Service.

After the Second World War (1939-45), the young men of Britain were called upon to meet new challenges in a rapidly changing world. National Service, a standardised form of peacetime conscription, was introduced in 1947 for all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 30. These men initially served for 18 months, but in 1950, during the Korean War (1950-53), this was increased to two years.

Between 1949 – when the National Service Act came into force – and 1963 – when the last National Serviceman was demobbed – more than 2 million men were conscripted to the British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force. What a fitting tribute, therefore, by the Royal British Legion, to honour the sacrifices made by this generation. We salute you.

The Spaceworks team is proud to have been involved in this special memorial event, supplying and setting up 950 deluxe folding chairs for the ceremony, and then 500 folding chairs and 50 round tables, along with 25 sets of hardwood patio tables and chairs for the hospitality dining event.

The range of events supplied by Spaceworks is extensive, and so if you need to rent furniture in large quantities, don’t hesitate to get in contact with a member of our team who will be delighted to discuss your specific event requirements with you in more detail. We very much look forward to hearing from you soon.