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

Below are photographs taken of the Al Rasheed Cemetery (originally known as the Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery and later the Ma' Asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery), taken prior and during the construction of a wall around the entire cemetery that was completed at the end of October 2021. The top photos show the appalling condition of the graves. Note that the cemetery adjoins a large open rubbish dump, used for household waste and building rubble. Rubbish is strewn over and around the headstones and most of the headstones have been pushed over or displaced. Until October 2021, there was an access track situated diagonally across the south-eastern corner, used by trucks to access the Al Rasheed military air base (clearly 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)
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