National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire
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Falklands War: Memorial to be dedicated in the UK

A service will be held on Sunday to dedicate a new memorial to the 255 Britons who died in the Falklands War.

The memorial, at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire, is designed to reflect the islands' landscape.

It will be dedicated in front of more than 600 veterans and their families, 30 years on from the British task force landings in the Falkland Islands.

Before now, only a flag pole and bench honoured the UK service personnel and merchant seamen who died. The BBC's Jason Kaye reports.

  • 20 May 2012
  • From the section UK
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