The Poppy Field At Wotton Bassett

Royal British Legion Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance at Lydiard Park in Wiltshire.

The first remembrance field dedicated to the men and women killed in Afghanistan has been opened by Prince Harry.

The prince has also planted a cross in the Royal British Legion Wootton Bassett Field of Remembrance at Lydiard Park in Wiltshire.

The 342 UK service personnel who have lost their lives in the conflict were honoured with a two-minute silence.

Up to 35,000 crosses will be planted, each with a personal message.

So far about 20,000 are in place at the site in Swindon and the number should reach 35,000 by the end of the week.

The prince planted a cross dedicated to his friend, Lance Corporal of Horse Jonathan Woodgate, who was killed on foot patrol in Sangin, Helmand, on 26 March.

The two served in the Household Cavalry Regiment together.

Royal British Legion repatriation officer Anne Bevis said: “It will mean a lot to the people of Wootton Bassett and Wiltshire to know that there is a Field of Remembrance solely dedicated to those men and women in the British Armed Forces who have lost their lives in Afghanistan.

This is the first of its kind and we’re very proud.”

H/T to Wotton Bassett once again.

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Posted on November 9, 2010, in Armed Forces and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Very moving and we owe them so much.

  2. The all too frequent convoy of hearses goes by not far from where I live, it is a sight you never get used to, god forbid that anyone should get used to seeing it though

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