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25th Anniversary of the end of the Gulf War
February 23, 2016

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25th Anniversary of the end of the Gulf War

February 23, 2016

Gentlemen

To mark the 25th anniversary of the end of the Gulf War (1990–91), a memorial will be dedicated at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire in honour of the 47 British personnel who died in the liberation of Kuwait and all those who fought in the conflict. #‎GulfWar25

Members of the public are invited to join the dedication service for the memorial this Sunday 28, February 10.50am.

The memorial has been commissioned, designed and built by The Gulf War Memorial Trust Appeal (GWMTA) – a small committee comprising Gulf War Veterans and three family members of the 47 fallen.

The memorial has three pillars, representing each of Britain’s three Armed Forces, and its centre stone carries the image of the reverse of the Gulf Medal engraved in black granite. Each of the 47 pavers on the memorial, which are laid out in concentric circles, carries the name of one of the fallen.

Beneath the centre stone, there are 48 poppies from the Festival of Remembrance at the Royal Albert Hall in 2015, one poppy for each of the "47 fallen" and one solitary poppy for all of the veterans who have passed away since the Gulf War.

Sharon McConnell

Assistant Regimental Secretary

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February 23, 2016

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25th Anniversary of the end of the Gulf War

February 23, 2016

A very moving yet inspiring effort by all who designed such a memorial to the fallen, they will never be forgotten by all who enjoy the freedom they made their sacrifice for, my respect and gratitude for all those who made it possible,  Tom


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