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British ambassador to Kosovo thanks Fox Marble after it helps to build new military memorial

Fox built a new display and support structure for the memorial in Pristina, using stone from its nearby quarries
Pristina Kosovo
The memorial has been moved to a "more prominent position" in Kosovo's capital, Pristina

Fox Marble Holdings PLC (LON:FOX) has cut and processed stone from its quarries in Kosovo to build a new display for a British military memorial in the country.

The memorial is dedicated to the 14 British and Commonwealth service personnel who died while serving as members of the NATO Kosovo Force (KFOR) between 1999 and 2007.

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Most recently it was sited at the KFOR headquarters but Fox was approached after the British ambassador to Kosovo drew up plans to move it to a more prominent in central Pristina, Kosovo.

As a result of the move, the memorial needed a new base and support structure and Fox said it was “pleased to support” the project.

The new structure is thought to be the first major memorial in Kosovo’s capital built from local stone – Illirico Bianco and Breccia Paradisea marble to be precise.

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The memorial was rededicated in a public ceremony attended by the President and Prime Minister of Kosovo along with representatives of the British, Canadian and Irish armed forces on Remembrance Sunday.

"We are extremely proud to sponsor and deliver the project which not only honours the 14 service personnel but also, all of those who have served in KFOR, building a new future for Kosovo,” said Fox chief executive Chris Gilbert.

Ambassador Ruaurí O'Connell added: "The Embassy is grateful for Fox Marble's support, which has made the move and re-dedication possible."

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