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THE ANNEXE MEMORIAL WOOD

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Sign at the Annexe memorial
©Martin Dunkin

 

Trees are few and far between in the South Atlantic. On Remembrance Day in the year 2000 an area adjacent to the  War Cemetery was dedicated to the memory of the 42 men and women who lost their lives in the Falklands since 1982. The memorial wood itself had 255 trees to remember those who died during the war in 1982.

 

Looking out across the Annexe memorial

Looking across the 1982 Memorial Wood

©Martin Dunkin

Among those commemorated here is Lieutenant Nicholas Taylor was was a helicopter pilot with the Royal Navy. During the 1970s, he flew Sea Kings and shortly before the Falklands War broke out, having successfully completed his Sea Harrier conversion training he joined 800 Squadron. His aircraft was hit on 4 May 1982 during a Naval attack on the Goose Green airstrip. It exploded and hit the ground close to the airstrip.

 

Grave of Nicholas Taylor

Nicholas Taylor's body was recovered from his plane's ejector seat by Falkland Islanders who lived nearby and buried, under Argentine supervision and with full military honours, in a plot at Goose Green that is now fenced and marked with a headstone.

The wreckage of Nick Taylor's plane was subsequently sought out and collected together by the Argentineans.

©Martin Dunkin

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