Where I am sure there is common ground is that our Fusiliers who have lost their lives deserve a lasting and fitting memorial at the Arboretum and the small stone that is there currently does need replacing.
An experienced war memorial stonemason has been appointed; he has previously produced work at the National Arboretum and at the Somme and is highly respected for the quality of his work.
Wine Dater evenings are balanced with equal numbers of men and women and start with a brief tutored wine tasting so daters are confident when assessing their wines.
After considerable deliberation the design on the memorial was agreed as it is the Colours which all Fusiliers follow and are the embodiment of the Regts achievements and sacrifices.
The antecedent Regts badges have been included on the Memorial as they are the family from which the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers was formed.
The dimensions will be approx 8 ft wide and 6 ft high.
It will sit on a plinth of solid granite approx 11 ft by 5 ft engraved with a suitable inscription on the front such as; 'We Will Remember Them' (not shown in photo) and be surrounded by 4 granite benches.