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National Memorial Arboreturm & RAF Cosford 2019

National Memorial Arboreturm & RAF Cosford 2019

See the national memorial honouring the fallen since World war II and then visit the RAF base housing over 70 aircraft

2 day Holiday  


Saturday 7 September   £129


Single supplement Nil




INCLUDES  1 night dinner, bed and breakfast

               Welcome talk, land train and afternoon tea at the Arboretum.

               RAF Cosford



Day 1 Saturday

To the Midlands where there will be plenty of time this afternoon for the National Memorial Arboretum. In over 150 acres of trees and gardens, where more than 50,000 trees have been planted so far, nearly 300 memorials have been set up. This is where one can reflect on the many wars, after World War II, when lives have been sacrificed. Welcome, talk, transport on the land train and tea included. Many and diverse are the events and participants remembered: to name but a few The Berlin Airlift, the Boys’ Brigade, The Burma Railway, the Commandos Dinner, bed & breakfast at the
Falstaff Hotel, Leaminton.


Day 2 Sunday

About an hour’s drive to RAF, Cosford where there is so much to see. The ‘War in the Air’ Collection has a Spitfire and a Lincoln Bomber. There is a Comet and a Gnat which belonged to the Red Arrows among the 70 or so aircraft. The National Cold War Exhibition, opened in 2007 by the Princess Royal. Homeward journey in the afternoon


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

One of the most popular Millennium projects, the National Memorial Arboretum, covering 150 acres, honours the fallen from conflicts since World War II then a contrasting experience the next day at RAF Cosford, the home to over 70 aircraft of international importance.


FALSTAFF HOTEL, LEAMINGTON . Three Victorian mansions, retaining their original character, were converted into a hotel in the 1920s.Subsequently modernised, the 21st century Falstaff Hotel is comfortable and well-run. There are just over 30 en suite rooms. Free WiFi. No lift. About 15 minutes stroll from the town centre.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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