GL events is providing temporary structures for a Service of Remembrance for those killed in Afghanistan which will take place at the National Memorial Arboretum on 11 June 2015.
Part of The National Forest, the 150-acre arboretum is home to more than 50,000 maturing trees and more than 300 memorials, providing a beautiful and lasting tribute to those who serve their country or who have died in conflict. GL events called upon its knowledge and past experience of delivering events on sensitive sites to equip the operational and technical teams to work with vigilance, care and respect for such a prestigious location.
His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales will attend the The Bastion Memorial Service of Dedication at the national site of remembrance at Alrewas, near Lichfield, Staffordshire to inaugurate the Bastion Memorial, and remember those who lost their lives during combat operations in Afghanistan.
A total of 3,500 people are anticipated to attend, made up of family and friends of the Fallen, including current personnel and veterans, to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice. Senior political and military representatives, military charities and organisations, and the UK’s NATO allies will also be represented.
The Bastion Memorial Wall will be dedicated during the service. It features a cross made of shell casings that adorned the original memorial wall in Camp Bastion and that was blessed by the Archbishop of Canterbury at the St Paul’s Cathedral commemoration service on 13 March. The foundations of the memorial incorporate material from the original wall and the brass plaques brought back from theatre are encased within the new granite structure.