To mark the withdrawal of all British combat forces from Afghanistan at the end 2014 I am  in the process of producing a Roll of Honour dedicated to the men and women in the Armed Forces who have been killed on operations in Afghanistan.. The Roll of Honour  will be a high quality, landscape volume journal , A4 size with hard front and rear covers in faux leather. The volume will be laid out with an individual full colour photograph of each serviceman and servicewoman under the heading of their cap badge, in date order with a short biography of each man or woman.

I am placing an order for a first edition of 1000 volumes with the printers, at cost of £12,000. in order to get the project up and running I am starting taking orders. The price to purchasers for each volume will be £35, and all the profits above the cost of production and distribution will be divided between the following charities:

The ABF The Soldiers Charity 

The RAF Benevolent Fund 

The Royal Marines Charities (Go Commando)

SSAFA Forces Help(NI)

SSAFA Bereaved Forces Families

Falklands Chapel Trust Pangeborne

The response I have had so far from the many bereaved families, friends and comrades of those killed with whom I have been in contact has been very positive, and supportive of the project. Each volume can also be 'personalised' with a suitable inscription for an additional £3.75.

I have attached a sample page with this letter to illustrate the proposed layout for each page in the volume,The book will have over 200 high quality pages

If interested  please contact me by email and have your name added to the list.You will be contacted with any updates.

The Book/Journal will be published in March 2015.when the last combat troops have left Afghanistan

Albert Owens MBE

Memorial Custodian

Palace Barracks Memorial Garden



Royal Army Veterinary Corps Memorial. North Luffenham

These memorial stones were first designed and laid in Ballykelly Camp  in County Londonderry in remembrance of the f ive Army Dog handlers who lost their lives while serving on Op Banner in Northern Ireland. When operations in Northern Ireland finished, the stones were removed from Ballykelly  and shipped to the Royal Army Veterinary Corps School at North Luffenham near Melton Mowbray, Since then two more stones have been added these were for the two dog handlers who  were killed while on Operations in Afghanistan. The seven stones  were united at their base in North Luffenham All the stones were ordered,engraved and shipped from Northern Ireland by the Memorial Custodian at Palace Barracks Memorial Garden

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