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Create a memorial in the National Memorial Arboretum for The Canary Girls

On Tuesday March 26 2013 a 'Motion was made and 'Question' proposed in Westminster by Robert Fello, MP for Stoke-on-Trent (South), on the matter that wartime munitions workers still did not have a National Memorial. Those present agreed that this fact should be addressed and the 'Motion' was supported by the MOD, RBL, BAE Systems as well as other public sector companies.

So what happened? It is hard to say. We, the Canary Girls Memorial Project, are trying to find out! 

In 2012 the Royal British Legion granted permission for wartime munitions workers and relatives to join the march past at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday. This privilege was granted a little late as there were very few wartime munitions workers still living who were able to take part...

CGMP are engaged in finding out if relatives would still be allowed to take part. Also, if a wreath of yellow poppies could be laid. So far we have been told we could only if we have served in the military... Which begs the question... to have granted permission to munitions workers in 2012, the RBL must have either considered the munitions workers to be military, or did they decide to waive this rule?  

It is our hope that with public support that a memorial will be instated in the National Memorial Arboretum for the Canary Girls, the Forgotten Heroines of Two World Wars.

6 women posing for a portrait, the woman in the front centre is holding a shell

Please sign our online petition to show your support: -------->

A group photo of the canary girls
A group photo of the canary girls in a factory
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