Ma'Asker Al Raschid (Hinaidi) Cemetery Restoration - Stage 2

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Stage 2, the restoration of the cemetery to its former glory by reinstating 299 new / repaired headstones, has already commenced, with the contractor who organised the construction work in Stage 1 recently providing costings for the levelling and gravelling of the complete cemetery as well as the work entailed in re-installing existing headstones and erecting new headstones once they have been made under the auspices of the CWGC. In the meantime, a maintenance contract has been set in place and a local caretaker employed to ensure the ongoing security of the cemetery (see photos below). 

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, November 2021
Ma'Asker RAF Cemetery, November 2021
Visit to Ma'Asker RAF Cemetery by the British Ambassador to Iraq and his Defence Attache, April 2022