Stirling SAS MemorialHereford SAS Memorial

Design Brief

Our brief in this case was to select a local stone or slate suitable for such a highly prestigious job, prepare detailed proofs including vectored images of the logo, sand blast and paint the stones and securely package ready for delivery.

The Process

Stirling Memorial detail
Stirling Memorial detail

Hereford Memorial detail
We produced detailed proofs for each of the 32 name plaques containing 317 names and the SAS crest. These were sent to the head office where it was checked by several people before being returned for correction. Once corrected it was checked again before being given the final go ahead.

During this time we prepared a sample slate with different fonts and colours to make it easier to make a decision on the final look of the memorials. When the decision on the slate had been made we ordered the blanks, which were monument quality honed finished blue Westmorland, 300mm x 300mm x 40mm thick, from a quarry in the Lake District.

Due to the fact that the stones had to be monument quality there was an order time of around twelve weeks. During this time we cut all the graphics for both monuments and got everything ready for their arrival. When they did, we masked up all the stones and began sandblasting. Once we had the stones cut they were all painted with black lettering enamel. Each stone was then checked, photographed and carefully packed ready for delivery to Herford in time for installation before being officially opened by the Duke& Duchess of Cambridge. The Stirling set were subsequently finished and delivered locally, in plenty of time for them to be fitted before a similar opening.