MA'ASKER AL RASCHID R.A.F. CEMETERY
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It is located a few kilometres outside Baghdad in the Zafaraniyah district on the Zafaraniyah road, which is the old route to Kut and Amarah. The cemetery will be found by the side of the road.
NOTE: Whilst the current climate of political instability persists it is extremely challenging for the Commission to manage or maintain its cemeteries and memorials located within Iraq. Alternative arrangements for commemoration have therefore been implemented and a two volume Roll of Honour listing all casualties buried and commemorated in Iraq has been produced. These volumes are on display at the Commission's Head Office in Maidenhead and are available for the public to view. The Commission continues to monitor the situation in Iraq and once the political climate has improved to an acceptable level the Commission will commence a major rehabilitation project for its cemeteries and commemorations. Before considering a visit to Iraq the Commission strongly recommends that you check the advice given by the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on the travel section of their website: www.fco.gov.uk/en/travel-and-living-abroad/travel-advice-by-country/
The cemetery was created alongside Hinaidi RAF base and was initially known as Hinaidi RAF Peace Cemetery. It was renamed Ma'asker Al Raschid RAF Cemetery in 1961. The former RAF base is now known as Al Rasheed Air Base. There are 299 non world war burials here.