For decades now, the only reference to the barracks in Norton and the Worcestershire Regiment has been a small plaque.
For that simple reason, a group of volunteers in the area decided to spearhead an exciting programme to provide a lasting legacy of the contribution and impact of the Worcestershire Regiment.
Five themed boards have been installed around the village with the aim of informing and educating people. They cover the themes of battles, soldiers, The Norton Barracks, The Victoria Cross and the Commemorative Garden.
The first board was unveiled by three World War Two veterans at St Peter's Garden Centre.
Tracey Hodgkins, from the Norton Worcestershire Regiment Group, said: "Our overarching aim from the very outset is defined in our strap line which appears on all the lecterns, ‘Helping the Community to remember’.
"As a group of volunteers this project has tested our resilience, commitment and team work over the last 18 months.. However, we all firmly believe the project and the end result have been worth it."
During the event, which was organised by the Norton Worcestershire Regiment Group, WW2 veteran Barry Freeman, now aged 91, was presented with the Legion d'Honneur award from Robert Mille, the Honorary Consul for France.
Back in the day he was called up and reported to Norton Barracks on April 1, 1943, where he spent the next six weeks training to be a soldier. He joined the 1st Battalion Worcestershire Regiment.
The information boards project in Norton was funded by the Armed Forces Covenant Fund and Severn Waste Fund, with support from Worcestershire County Council, Persimmon Homes, Wychavon District Council and the Mercian Regiment Museum.