I don't know about you, I find it easy to forget how long ago the victory in Iraq was declared. But this all began (and officially ended) back in 2003. Since the beginning of the invasion there have been 176 British casualties. But this pales into insignificance when compared to America. Since the announcement of "mission accomplished" (1st May 2003) there have been 3938 US casualties. The war only lasted about 1.5 months, with approximately 150 american casualties during that time. Probably over 1 million Iraqis have died.
It is important not to forget.