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Medical regiment volunteers in Catterick Garrison Cemetery

28 November 2012

Service men and women from 5 Medical Regiment rolled up their sleeves to clean a number of headstones and the Cross of Sacrifice in Catterick Garrison Military Cemetery.

Catterick Garrison Military Cemetery lies close to Gaza Barracks, the home of 5 Medical Regiment. The Cemetery contains 42 Commonwealth war graves as well as a number of post-war burials, including some of the most recent casualties from current conflicts.

Many of the headstones had suffered significant mud staining as a result of the wet North Yorkshire summer.

Using only water and soft scrubbing brushes, the group duly cleaned and restored the headstones and the Cross of Sacrifice to their best possible condition, ahead of Remembrance Sunday.