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Tribute to the fallen of Iraq.

A national tribute to those who died in the Iraq war intended to be a service of remembrance rather than a victory parade was taking place today.

The multi-faith service at St Paul's Cathedral, to be attended by the Queen, 11 other senior royals and Prime Minister Tony Blair, was expected to pass with little military ceremony.

Military top brass in the VIP congregation were to wear uniforms but there would be no guard of honour.

"It will not be triumphal," said the Ministry of Defence. "It is not a victory parade."

The Dean of St Paul's, the Very Rev Dr John Moses, was leading prayers for the fallen, the wounded, their families, colleagues and friends.

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams was delivering an address and there was to be a minute's silence, led by Bishop to the Forces the Rt Rev David Conner, with a bugler sounding the Last Post and then Reveille.
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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Oct 10, 2003
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