12:17PM, Sunday 14 June 2015
Plans for a memorial garden honouring soldiers from the Household Division who lost their lives in the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts have been unveiled by Windsor’s Holy Trinity Garrison Church.
Designs revealed by the church, in St Leonards Road, pave the way for the possible introduction of a garden containing the flora from both countries alongside two original cavalry horse water troughs.
Toby Goodger, of Goodger Design Associates in St Leonards Road, drew up the plans for the memorial.
The Household Division lost 54 soldiers in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
A sculpture will also be commissioned as a lasting memorial.
The garden could cost £160,000 to build and planning permission will be needed before work can begin.
Reverend Ainsley Swift said: “For a number of years we’ve been concerned with the outside of the building and we wanted to reaffirm our connection with the cavalry.
“It’s still a dream. We’re £160,000 off having the money to do it but we’d love to see it done in the next few years.”
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