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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 commenced, with the contractor who organised the construction work in Stage 1 providing costings for the levelling and gravelling of the cemetery as well as the work entailed to install the headstones once they have been made by the CWGC. While a schedule of works is being negotiated between the CWGC and the MOD, a maintenance contract has been set in place and a local caretaker employed to ensure the ongoing security of the cemetery (see photos below). 

As a prelude to the levelling of the site, the contractors have excavated several of the concrete foundation strips to verify the accuracy of the dimensions of the cemetery as well as to inspect the condition of those areas affected by the gravel track used by Iraqi lorries prior to the new perimeter wall being erected in October 2021 (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
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