According to a BBC documentary a couple of years ago, there are an estimated 38,000 war memorials in the UK. Largely begun after World War I, names continue to be added to the present day. I saw the following war memorial outside of Salisbury on 25th Mar during the Plymouth Cycling Test Run and was struck by the recent addition at the bottom right of the memorial. It simply reads, ‘Afghanistan 2009 P. Upton’.
This is the first part of our mission – to remember.