IRAQ war Memorial.

#1
Is there any intention (or value) of building a lasting war memorial in Iraq before we get the folck out of the place?

If so what could / should it be - a cenotaph like structure?
 
#4
ah right
I did see a very intense lady on BBC coverage of Rememberance Parade
I believe she is part of the campaign for amodern addition to the Cenotaph or a new Memorial
Unfortunately i didn't hear her name
Sure someone on here did though, might be a worthy cause for ARRSE to support in coming months
 
#6
Outstanding said:
Is there any intention (or value) of building a lasting war memorial in Iraq before we get the folck out of the place?

If so what could / should it be - a cenotaph like structure?
Unless you rig it up to a nuke on a tilt switch how are you going to make it long lasting? First local with some pe or a bulldozer and its gone imho.
 
#8
Darthspud said:
Already one just outside Shiabiza , got pics from there whilst onTelic5
Put up pre WWII
Just in case anyone is interested what it looks like, here are some of the pics of the above mentioned memorial. It used to be in the middle of Basra and in a very rare act of humanity, Saddam had it taken down piece by piece, relocated to the desert outside Shaiba and then rebuilt. The amount of names on their is incredible. Unfortunately, the years have taken their toll and it is getting very run down.







Incidentally, the memorial to the fallen that was constructed at CAN, Al Ammarah was dismantled before the pull out and is to be recontsructed at BAS (if it isn't already).
All the best.
 
#9
Thanks for that, it is clearly a significant structure, but should we not create a new one to recognise the men and women sacrificed in this expedition?
 

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