A memorial was unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, on Sunday 28th February to commemorate those who died during the First Gulf War of 1990-91, on the 25th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities.
Among the 47 who lost their lives was Old Foleyan Flt Lt Kieran Duffy. OSH was represented at the ceremony by Deputy Headmaster Dale Wilkins, with a CCF contingent comprising Capt Mick Thompson and his family, and cadets LCpl Ben Edwards, Cpl Will Jones and Cpl Will Cole. The Old Foleyans’ Association was represented by Rob Franks, John Whiting and their wives.
The National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire is the UK’s year-round centre of Remembrance which honours the fallen and recognises service and sacrifice. Covering 150 acres, around 30,000 trees and 300 dedicated memorials make the Arboretum a living tribute that will forever acknowledge the personal sacrifices by the Armed Forces and civil services of this country.
Flt Lt Duffy’s inscription on the memorial
L-R: Cpl Jones, LCpl Edwards, Cpl Cole with the memorial
L-R: Deputy Headmaster Dale Wilkins, Cpl Jones, LCpl Edwards, Cpl Cole, Capt Thompson and behind Old Foleyans’ Rob Franks and John Whiting.