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It was the largest single loss of life under enemy fire since the Falklands war – six British soldiers murdered in a tumbledown police station in the heat of southern Iraq.  

Below the snow-dusted peaks of the Aran mountains lies a memorial to fallen soldiers. It is a simple affair, six stones neatly arranged on a scrap of windblown grass in mid-Wales.

Each commemorates a man murdered in the most controversial incident involving the British army in Iraq, a lasting reminder of the tragedy that took place in a squat storeroom one sweltering morning 2,500 miles away.

The men were executed by Iraqi insurgents. They died alone without military back-up, unable to defend themselves or summon help. The way the six Red Caps were killed in the dim antechamber of an Iraqi police station in June 2003 has remained one of the war’s most enduring controversies.

WE WILL REMEMBER THEM WITH HONOUR AND PRIDE