Ma'Asker Al Raschid (Hinaidi) Cemetery Restoration - Stage 1

The photographs on this page are of the Rasheed Cemetery (originally the Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery and later the Ma' Asker Al Raschid Cemetery), taken prior to, during and after the construction of a new perimeter wall around that was completed at the end of October 2021. The top four photos show the appalling condition of the graves prior to the work being carried out. Note that the cemetery adjoins a large rubbish dump, used for household waste and building rubble. Rubbish is strewn over the cemetery and most of the headstones have been pushed over, defaced, damaged or displaced. Until October 2021, a busy access track ran diagonally across the south-eastern corner of the cemetery, used by Iraqi trucks to access the nearby Al Rasheed military air base (the path of the track is visible in the 5th photograph below).

The approximate perimeter of the abandoned Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery, Baghdad
The north-western corner of the Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery, Baghdad
The north-eastern corner of the abandoned Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery
Southern perimeter of the Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery before a preimeter wall was constructed in October 2021
The laying of a concrete foundation for a brick wall to be built around the long-abandoned Al Rasheed Cemetery (originally known as the Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery and later the Ma'Asker Al Raschid Cemetery)
Measuring the perimeter of the Ma'Asker Al Raschid cemetery was carried out under strict security
Pouring the concrete foundations at the Ma'Asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery Oct 2022
The newly completed (Oct 2021) north wall at the Al Rasheed (Ma'Asker Al Raschid / Hinaidi RAF Peace cemetery)
The Commonwealth War Graves security gate installed on the eastern perimeter wall at the Al Rasheed (Ma'Asker Al Raschid / Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery) in Baghdad