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New memorial for Special Constabulary unveiled at National Memorial Arboretum

New stone place in the The Beat area of the NMA Photo: David Faul

A commemorative stone recognising the dedication of the Special Constabulary across the West Midlands has been unveiled today at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas.

Designed and carved by Warwickshire Special Constable Bradley Steele, the stone represents all four regional police forces.

The memorial was attended by representatives from all forces across the West Midlands and the stone was unveiled by Mrs Katie Nielson, Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire.

The stone was unveiled today at 2pm Credit: David Faul

The inscription on the stone reads: 'In recognition of the dedication to duty by members of the Special Constabulary protecting and serving their communities and to commemorate those Specials who have died in service to their country.'

The stone is sited within The Beat area of the National Memorial Arboretum, a living memorial to all the Police Forces of England and Wales.

"Iā€™m really pleased the efforts of colleagues have resulted in a fitting memorial being erected at the National Memorial Arboretum.ā€

– Gary Croshaw ā€“ Chief Officer, West Midlands Police Special Constabulary
The script on the plaque at the top of the stone Credit: David Faud