For the last 19 years, TASC, formerly The Ambulance Services Benevolent Fund, has arranged and hosted a national memorial service to honour, remember and thank our ambulance family members in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Guernsey, Jersey, Gibraltar, and the Isle of Man, who are no longer with us.
Originally held every two years, TASC has acquired additional funding from the Association of Ambulance Chief Executives and the Independent Ambulance Association, which means the service can now be held annually.
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The National Ambulance Memorial Service takes place in the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The arboretum is free to visit and is open every day except Christmas Day.
National Memorial Arboretum
Tel: 01283 245 100
Use DE13 7AR for satellite navigation systems and RAC and AA route planners.
Exit at Junction 28 and take the A38 south bypassing Derby and Burton to the A513 Tamworth. Follow brown signs to site entrance.
Exit onto M6 north then after Corley Services, follow signs for M6 (Toll) & M42. Leave at next junction (Junction 9 M42) signposted A 446, then follow A446 Lichfield to A38 Lichfield, then A38 Derby to A513 Tamworth. Follow brown signs to site entrance.
Exit Junction 15 and follow A50 Derby then A38 Lichfield to A 513 Tamworth. Follow brown signs to site entrance.
Follow signs for M6 (Toll) & M42, then leave at next junction (Junction 9 M42) signposted A 446. Follow A446 Lichfield to A38 Lichfield, then A38 Derby to A513 Tamworth. Follow brown signs to site entrance.
Leave M6 at Junction 11, follow A5 then A38 Derby until A513 Tamworth. Follow brown signs to site entrance.
Leave at Junction 1 and take A460 Cannock passing over M6. Continue towards the A5 (Tamworth), then A38 Derby until A513 Tamworth. Follow brown signs to site entrance.
The car park next to the visitor centre is reserved for blue badge holders, although coach and car drop-off points are available.
Due to the pandemic, the 2020 service was delayed until 2021.
The first National Ambulance Memorial Service took place in 2004 to coincide with the opening of the new ambulance memorial garden at the arboretum.
TASC is proud to announce the 10th National Ambulance Memorial Service will be taking place on the 7th September 2023 at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. Click here to learn more.
Last week, people from all over the country attended a moving memorial service to honour our fallen ambulance staff. Learn more here.
We are proud to host a roll of honour to remember those who have lost their lives while in service with the UK’s ambulance services.
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