Lest we forget
Tameside Armed Services Community is actively involved with a number of projects aimed at preserving the local history of our armed forces, educating schools, individuals and community groups about the sacrifices of the armed services community, past and present and engaging with community groups to involve them actively in the contributing towards the completion of the project. One of these projects is Lest We Forget.
Lest We Forget aims to centralise all available information on war memorials within Tameside into one website, to better honour, explain, interpret and record for future generations. Using volunteers drawn from both the ex-service community and also the local community to research and build upon pre-existing research done by local history groups, Lest We Forget aims to honour all of our war fallen while creating an invaluable historical reference resource which will benefit all wishing to know more about their fallen relatives.
Aside from the visible benefits to local history, education and culture. Lest We Forget embodies the Armed Forces Covenant as it gives both the local community and the armed forces community a chance to work together in preserving the history and memory of our war fallen.