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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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.
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Published On: 25th May 1971On the evening of the 25th May 1971 a terrorist entered the reception hall of Springfield Road Police station in Belfast. He carried a suitcase from which a smoking fuse protruded, dumping the case on the floor he fled out-side, inside the room were a man a woman and two children and several police officers. One of the police officers Continue Reading →