The Price of Remembrance - £8,500

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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.
 
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hackle said:
However, there has been some dismay at the Cathedral's quote for the privilege of holding the service - reportedly £8,500.
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
 

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