The Re-dedication of the Basra Memorial Wall: Video Footage

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  1. Hi all,

    I thought that some of you might be interested in seeing some video footage from a special service that took place yesterday at the National Memorial Arboretum.

    It was the re-dedication of the Basra Memorial Wall - a monument that honours the memory of all UK forces and coalition personnel who lost their lives on operations in Iraq between 2003 and 2009.

    Following the end of combat operations, the wall was dismantled and faced a future of ruin. But Carol Jones, mother of Sergant John Jones who was killed while serving in Iraq, continuously lobbied the Government for three years until they agreed to re-build the wall brick-by-brick at the Arboretum.

    It's a wonderfully inspiring story and the video is quite moving. Do take a look if you can!

    If you'd like to find out more about the Wall you can also head over to LegionLive.

  2. Re: The Re-dedication of the Basra Memorial Wall: Video Foot

    Wish I had known about this earlier I would have popped down with being in the UK at the moment. Viewed it on tv yesterday.

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