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Queen’s Dragoon Guards Memorial – May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011 | New Monuments

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Stone, Brass, Royal Marines

1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards large Welsh Slate monument – proudly designed, crafted, carved and engraved by War Memorial Conservation Co. and sister company Mossfords Memorial Masons’ craftsmen and erected at The National Arboretum Memorial, Staffordshire.

ABOVE: The face of the enormous Welsh Slate boulder being polished by an artisan using state-of-the-art equipment

The memorial was constructed from a three ton Welsh Slate boulder sourced and transported from North Wales and delivered to Mossfords in Cardiff.

It was here that it was cut and primed for carving, with detailed designs prepared by Mossfords’ masons for inscription.

Granite, memorial, hand painted

The skilled craftsmen then proceeded to carve and inlay with enamels (seen here above and below), the three emblems which represent The 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG), 1st king’s Dragoon Guards (KDG) and The Queen’s Bays.

Granite, memorial, hand painted
Granite, memorial, hand painted
Granite, memorial, hand painted

ABOVE: The painted coloured enamel emblems of The 1st Queen’s Dragoon Guards (QDG), 1st king’s Dragoon Guards (KDG) and The Queen’s Bays.

All three regiments now fall under the QDG, which is the Cavalry Regiment of Wales and senior Regiment of the Line in the British Army.

Their role is to operate ahead of main armoured formations, gathering information and engaging in close combat to defeat the enemy.

BELOW: British military transport makes light work of the 3 ton boulder

Granite, memorial, hand painted
Granite, memorial, hand painted
Granite, memorial, hand painted
Royal Marines stone next to boulder Boulder
Royal Marines stone next to boulder Boulder
Royal Marines stone next to boulder Boulder
Royal Marines stone next to boulder Boulder
Royal Marines stone next to boulder Boulder

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