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Fallen servicemen and women remembered at arboretum

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: June 09, 2014

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SERVICEMEN and women who lost their lives during 2013 were remembered at the National Memorial Arboretum, near Burton.

The names of 17 service personnel were engraved alongside the fallen of years gone by at the centre of remembrance, including Drummer Lee Rigby, who was murdered in Woolwich in May, 2013.

Three SAS triallists who died while training in the Brecon Beacons and two members of the RAF killed by an avalanche in the Cairngorms were also honoured during the service, along with nine men and women killed while on duty in Afghanistan.

Every year, the names of fallen military personnel are inscribed on the memorial, which features more than 16,000 names.

Engraver Nick Hindle’s job was significantly shorter than last year when the names of 53 servicemen and women who died during 2012 were carved into the memorial.

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