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Iraq: Basra Memorial Wall

Volume 716: debated on Tuesday 26 January 2010


My honourable friend the Minister of State for the Armed Forces (Bill Rammell) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

I am pleased to provide further details of events being organised by the Ministry of Defence later this year which will see the dedication of the Basra memorial wall.

On 11 March 2010 there will be a dedication ceremony at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire for the new Basra memorial wall, which replicates the original wall that was returned to the UK last year from its original location outside the Multinational Division (South East) Headquarters at the Basra contingency operating base in Iraq. Bill Rammell has written to all the families of service personnel who died in Iraq to invite them to attend the ceremony.