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Bastion Vigil site IP: 22.214.171.124 Posted on 26/9/2014 at 12:23:21 by Joe Eastwood
THE BASTION VIGIL SITE
At 1745 hours this evening British Forces Afghanistan will gather at the Bastion Vigil site to remember those Men and Women who made the ultimate sacrifice in Afghanistan and to close the Bastion Vigil site.
After the closing ceremony the brass plaques will be removed from the Bastion Wall and be sent back to the National Arboretum, and the wall will be dismantled. The brass plaques will be placed within the new Bastion Vigil wall at the National Arboretum which will be close to the Basra Wall and the Fusilier Memorial.
The padre will close the ceremony at Bastion with words from the KHOMIMA EPITAPH:
'When you go home, tell them of us and say, for your tomorrow, we gave our today'.
At 1745 hours all Fusiliers should reflect privately on friends and colleagues no longer with us;
'We will remember them'
Brig (Retd) I R Liles
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