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
About The Author
Albert D. Owens MBE is the Memorial Custodian of the Palace Barracks Memorial Garden in Northern Ireland. A 74-year-old veteran of the Parachute Regiment and former member of the Red Devils.
23rd July 2013
Captain James Anthony Townley from the Corps of Royal Engineers died in Afghanistan on Friday 21 September 2012
24th September 2012
18th November 2012