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Memorial to Falklands war fallen.

A NEW national memorial to the 255 British soldiers, sailors and airmen killed during the Falklands War was officially unveiled in the presence of relatives of some of those who lost their lives.

The emotional service at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, attended by hundreds of current and ex-services personnel and their families, ended with a fly-past by a Vulcan bomber and three military helicopters.

The Vulcan, flown by the Flight Lieutenant who led the famous raid on Port Stanley's runway, twice passed over the memorial to commemorate those who fell during the South Atlantic campaign.

Among those who attended was the widow of Lieutenant-Colonel H Jones, who was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross for his bravery at the Battle of Goose Green.


* TRIBUTE: Members of the public at the new memorial commemorating the 255 British servicemen who died in the Falklands War, unveiled at the National Memorial Arboretum
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:May 21, 2012
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