The Armed Forces Memorial will be closed between 10am and 1pm on Thursday 7 July for a private event. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
The Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit the National Memorial Arboretum in the heart of the National Forest in Staffordshire on 20 July 2022, revealed as part of the full England route today.
Several Batonbearers, each with inspiring backgrounds and stories, will have the honour of carrying the baton as it makes its way across the 150-acre site.
“The visit from the Queen’s Baton Relay on 20 July will be a huge highlight for our visitors, volunteers and staff as the Nation looks forward to Birmingham 2022."
"The Arboretum is home to many memorials that honour the service and collaboration of diverse communities from across the Commonwealth, including members of the Armed Forces who have served, and continue to serve, alongside each other in times of war and peace, working together to protect our freedoms and way of life.”
- Mark Ellis, Interim Lead at the National Arboretum