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Seventeen names to be added to Armed Forces Memorial in Staffordshire

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: May 26, 2014

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ENGRAVER Nick Hindle will start work next month on the meticulous process of adding the names of UK servicemen and women who were killed on duty or through terrorism in 2013 on the Armed Forces Memorial.

Nick will carefully trace the characters of the first names to be engraved, before picking up his hammer and chisel to make the first mark in the Portland Stone memorial at The National Memorial Arboretum.

The seventeen names will be read out and dedicated in a special service for families later in the year.

The National Memorial Arboretum, part of The Royal British Legion family of charities, is the UK’s year-round centre for Remembrance. The Armed Forces Memorial, dedicated in the presence of Her Majesty The Queen in 2007, is the UK’s tribute to the 16,000 men and women who have been killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since 1948.

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