Wednesday, 6 May 2009

Basra Wall begins its journey home

The Basra Memorial Wall, the monument built by soldiers for their fallen comrades, has started to be dismantled prior to its being brought home to the UK.
The 179 brass plaques, each one commemorating a member of British Armed Forces who laid down his life in the service of his country, will be remounted on a replica wall in the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. There it will stand as a perpetual reminder of the sacrifice made by the 179 in our name.

The Sun: Homecoming for the fallen heroes