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Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial

 
 
Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial - Obverse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
1. Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial - Obverse
Inscription. [Obverse:]
Iraq

Afghanistan

[Reverse:]

Duty

Service

[Text around base of memorial:]

In recognition of all British military personnel and UK civilians who served and worked in Iraq 1990-2009 and Afghanistan 2001-2015
 
Erected 2017.
 
Location. 51° 30.205′ N, 0° 7.451′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Victoria Embankment and Richmond Terrace, on the left when traveling north on Victoria Embankment. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1A 2HB, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chindit Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Korean War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Britain Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to the Women of World War II (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); William Tyndale (about 180 meters away); Turkish Gun (approx. 0.3 kilometers

Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial - Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
2. Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial - Reverse
away); The Pelicans of St Jame's Park (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Duck Island Cottage (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
More about this marker. The marker is located on the lawn of the east side of the Ministry of Defence Building.
 
Also see . . .
1. Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial to be unveiled in London (Gov.UK, January 30, 2017). (Submitted on December 11, 2017.)
2. Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial (Wikipedia). "The Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial in London commemorates British citizens, including both military personnel and civilians, who participated in the Gulf War, the Afghanistan War and the Iraq War. In these three conflicts, which took place between 1990 and 2015, 682 British soldiers lost their lives. A work by the sculptor Paul Day, the memorial is situated in Victoria Embankment Gardens, between the River Thames and the headquarters of the Ministry of Defence, in the vicinity of monuments commemorating the Second World War and the Korean War." (Submitted on December 11, 2017.) 
 
Categories. War, 1st Iraq & Desert StormWar, 2nd IraqWar, Afghanistan
 
Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
3. Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial - Wide View
Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial - Reverse, detail image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
4. Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial - Reverse, detail
Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial - Dedication inscription image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, October 13, 2017
5. Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial - Dedication inscription
The Memorial was dedicated by Queen Elizabeth II on March 9, 2017.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 11, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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