The Price of Remembrance - £8,500

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by hackle, Jul 20, 2007.

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  1. A Memorial and Thanksgiving Service was held at York Minister to honour the 26 soldiers from 19 Light Brigade killed in Iraq between Oct 2006 and May 2007.

    http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/MilitaryOperations/TearsAsSoldiersPayTheirRespectsToFallenColleaguesAtYorkMinster.htm]Web Link (Google cache)[/url]

    19 Bde's successors in Iraq, Tidworth-based 1 Mechanised Brigade, would like to hold a similar service in Salisbury Cathedral after their return from Op TELIC 10.

    However, there has been some dismay at the Cathedral's quote for the privilege of holding the service - reportedly £8,500.
     
  2. Shame. It should be the Cathedral's privilege to honour the dead! I understand they have costs to bear but surely this is one instance where they could bend the rules.
     
  3. bet most of the cost is down to Insurance!!!!!! perhaps a few letters to the people in power to try and change their minds, ?????

    Dunc