HRH The Princess Royal, Patron of the Animals in War Memorial Fund unveiled the monument at a simple ceremony on Wednesday 24th November 2004. The guests included the Fund’s President, Field Marshall The Lord Inge, Vice-Presidents Lord Donoughue and Kate Adie and many donors and supporters.
The Princess Royal, assisted by Brigadier Andrew Parker Bowles, Vice-Chairman of the Fund, unveils one of the bronze mules, with, left, the Fund’s Chairman, Major-General Peter Davies CB.
The Princess Royal , Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, talks to SSgt Jason Barnes RAVC, with mule Marmite.
The Princess Royal, accompanied by Chairman of the Fund, Major-General Peter Davies CB, examines the many inscriptions listing donors to the fund.
The Princess Royal studies the bronze heavy horse and dog looking to the future. She is accompanied by the Fund’s Executive Director, Ronnie McCrum MVO.
Sir William and Lady McAlpine join Dame Vera Lynn, Vice-President of the Fund and Mr Norman Clark, Clerk of Works for Sir Robert McAlpine, with The Princess Royal.
Major-General Peter Davies CB with Dame Vera Lynn at a reception following the unveiling