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