The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the dedication service for the National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will attend the dedication service for the National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism at the National Memorial Arboretum on

Thursday 17th May 2018. Following the ceremony Their Royal Highnesses will meet families affected by overseas terrorism.  The National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire DE13 7AR.

The National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism entitled ‘Still Water’ is dedicated to all British victims of overseas terrorism.  The memorial will stand as a poignant tribute and act as a focal point for remembrance both for their loved ones, and the whole country.

 

The memorial designed by Alison Wilding and Adam Kershaw was completed in December 2017. There will be around 300 guests at the ceremony, many of whom are family and friends who have been affected by an incident.

 

The event will be hosted by Minister for Defence People and Veterans, the Rt Hon Tobias Ellwood MP, who has led the delivery of the Memorial and whose brother was killed in the 2002 Bali bombing.

 

The ceremony will be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will include a minute’s silence and a lone piper.   The Prince of Wales will say a few words during the ceremony and Her Royal Highness will lay a small floral tribute.  The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP is expected to attend. 

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