It is a solemn site which has seen the great and the good gather to pay tribute to those who have fallen in Afghanistan.
The cross is made from empty shell casings, and the cairn built from stones collected from the desert which surrounds Camp Bastion.
When the UK forces are withdrawn from the war-torn country during 2014, the plan is that the memorial, built by army engineers, should be dismantled and returned to a suitable spot in this country.
Based in Staffordshire, the National Memorial Arboretum has proved a great success as a haven for those wanting to pay tributes to our fighting forces.
Visited by more than 300,000 people a year, the location is conveniently central, and has been hailed as the perfect peaceful place to remember the war dead.
So news that ‘top level’ talks have taken place between the Royal British Legion and the Ministry of Defence is welcome.
Whatever the end decision, the most important thing is that the families of the fallen can mourn at a fitting location.