Unveiling of the Iraq and Afghanistan Memorial – Victoria Embankment, London – 9 March 2017

The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, in the presence of Prime Minister Theresa May and invited guests, unveiled a memorial honouring the service and duty of both the UK Armed Forces and civilians in the Gulf region, Iraq and Afghanistan, between 1990-2015. This was preceded by a service of dedication in Horse Guards Parade. Sculptor Paul Day was present to discuss his design with the visitors, both during the ceremony and also once the fences were removed to allow the public to view his work.