National Memorial to British Victims of Overseas Terrorism

January 22, 2016 | Nick Taylor

National Memorial – The Prime Minister announced last year that funding will be made available for a memorial dedicated to the victims of the terrorist attack in Tunisia and a separate site of remembrance for all UK nationals who have been killed in terrorist atrocities overseas.  The Prime Minister also confirmed plans for a special service for those caught up in the Tunisian incident READ MORE HERE

Today, (22nd January 2016) Tobias Ellwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, launched a consultation, open to everyone.

Minister Ellwood said: “It is a sad fact that we live in very difficult and dangerous times. Sadly, there are victims of terrorism whose families do not have a place where they can grieve.

“It is, therefore, appropriate that we have a national memorial for those caught up in terrorism abroad. These people must never be forgotten and I encourage anyone who has been affected to have their say.”

The consultation survey can be accessed here

You may partially complete the survey and return to it at any time during the consultation period, so long as you use the same internet browser and the same computer when returning to the survey.

To submit your response, please use the ‘forwards’ arrow on the final page. Please note that any partially completed surveys will be submitted automatically at the end of the consultation period.

The survey is being undertaken by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).  Within the survey, they are offering options for where the Memorial should be located: Westminster (central London) or the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. If you would like to know more about the National Memorial Arboretum, please visit the Arboretum website.

Victims of terrorist attacks can access general emotional and practical support straight after an incident. FOLLOW THIS LINK

Victims needing specialist support can contact the Survivors’ Assistance Network which is operated by the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Foundation For Peace. Please contact Terry O’Hara for further information by phone: 01925 581231 or email SAN@foundation4peace.org