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KMF's Gulf War Memorial receives National BBC Coverage

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At the start of this year, KMF manufactured a stainless-steel memorial to commemorate the ending of the first Gulf War conflict 25 years ago.

The Gulf War (90-91) Memorial Trust Appeal (GWMTA) approached KMF to manufacture the memorial on their behalf and KMF employee Ryan Murphy, was given the responsibility to produce a prototype of the memorial from the drawings provided. This prototype still rests behind KMF's training centre and is a perfect place for special events, such as last month's Remembrance Service.

This is probably the largest structure that KMF have ever manufactured, standing over 4 metres tall and being 4 metres in diameter.

KMF MD Gareth Higgins commented: "When I first heard about the memorial I was delighted and excited to get involved. The memorial is also close to my own heart having served in the Royal Navy during the conflict".
"We were able to use our expertise to produce the memorial, it was also a fantastic opportunity for one of our employees to manage the project from design to installation".

The memorial was unveiled and dedicated at a special ceremony at the National Arboretum on Sunday 28 February 2016.

GWMTA project manager Kerry Fuller commented: "It has been fantastic working with KMF. Their generosity meant that we only had to pay the cost of materials. I can honestly say without their support the project may not have happened for a good few years."

If you missed this incredible piece of metalwork for a great cause, the tribute was recently featured on the BBC's showing of 'Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance' (12/11/16). Catch up here or visit the memorial for yourself at The National Memorial Arboretum.

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