A memorial to commemorate the work of the Friends Ambulance Unit and the Friends Relief Service has been built at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire.

It presents the Religious Society of Friends and what Quakers stand for to millions of people in the UK and abroad, and provides a space for reflection and silent worship.

Its simple structure in stone brings to mind a meeting for worship. The circular seating serves as a setting for contemplation and expresses our vision of reconciliation in times of conflict. Wording carved on the seats illustrates Friends’ commitment and witness to peace.

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On  Saturday 25 March, the National Memorial Arboretum’s “Spotlight on ” series of talks will feature the work of Conscientious Objectors in the Second World War.

The talk will begin at 2:30. The NMA advise booking in advance by telephone 01283 245100, choose the option for event bookings. Admission is £3 in advance , £4 on the day.

Further details are available on the NMA website events.

QSMT wishes to make contact with as many surviving FAU and FRS members or their families as possible. The trust has contact already with a number of families but there may be more we have not heard from.