The Sun Room honours Fl/Lt. Jack Hesmondhalgh - WW2 RAF 101 Squadron Tail End Airgunner and Chairman of the Allied Special Forces Association 2001-2010. Jack was shot down over Brest Harbour on a mission to bomb two German Battleships.
He survived and was picked up out of the water by the crew of a Anti-aircraft flakship and on arrival was offered a cigarette and a shot of Brandy. He spent the rest of the war in captivity but carried on in the Royal Air Force for many years after the war. He retired to run the Hereford Airgunners Association.
Jack introduced our motto "Nil actum credens, dum quid superesset agendum"
"Think nothing done, whilst things need to be done." By Roman Poet Lucan.
These memorials are kindly gifted by friends and family of those commemorated in this garden.
The Battle of Mirbat Memorial 1972 commemorating 22 SAS soldiers.
Talaiasi Labalaba - Royal Irish Rangers (Lost his life during battle)
Tommy Tobin Royal - Army Catering Corps (Died in October of wounds sustained during the battle)
Mike Kealy Lost his life during training in 1979.
Paddy Brady Royal Army Medical Corps and SAS Medical Instructor
Bill Stoker RAF & Sultan of Omans Airforce (Strikemaster pilot during battle of Mirbat)
John 'Lofty' Arthy 22 SAS & Welsh Guards
Steve Moores 22 SAS & Coldstream Guards
Bob Consiglio 22 SAS & 40 Commando Royal Marines
Gilbert 'Taff' Iles 22 SAS & Royal Engineers
David Morgan 13 Flight Army Air Corps
Christopher Gibb Royal Electrical & Mechanical Engineers
John Dunn 45 Commando - Royal Marines
Trooper 'Norrie' King 22 SAS & Parachute Regiment
'Jock' Thomson 22 SAS & Parachute Regiment
'Sailor' Maine 22 SAS, Parachute Regiment, Royal Navy, Merchant Navy & Royal Hospital Chelsea
Bravo Two Zero Tree Seat
Robert Consiglio 22 SAS & 40 Commando Royal Marines - January 1991
Steven Lane 22 SAS & 9 Para Royal Engineers - January 1991
Vincent Phillips 22 SAS, 16 Para Royal Army Ordnance Corps & Royal Marine Commando Ordnance - January 1991
Dave Denbury 22 SAS & 9 Para Royal Engineers - February 1991
"Taff" Hughes 22 SAS & Welsh Guards Chapel Seat
John Heron Royal Green Jackets and 23 Special Air Service
The Sun Dial
Phillip Currass 22 SAS
Stimmies Stone from Strasbourg Cathedral
Hughes Meier Brigade Piron Luxembourg.
Ron McKeon - 264 Squadron
Don "Lofty" Large 22 SAS
Alex Spence 22 SAS
Memorial to the SAS and Special Forces Support soldiers who lost their lives in the Falklands Conflict 1982.
Brass plaque kindly donated by the Parachute Regimental Association of Newport.
The FRIENDS of the Allied Special Forces Memorial Grove took over the fund raising, maintenance
and ongoing improvements to the Grove on the 1st September 2019.
To join the Friends of ASFMG please contact Mike Colton.