Stoke & Staffordshire

Armed Forces Memorial ceremony unveils new names

Soldiers looking at the names on the Armed Forces Memorial Image copyright NMA
Image caption The names of the 12 servicemen killed in 2014 have been engraved on to the Armed Forces Memorial

The names of 12 members of the armed forces who were killed on duty last year have been unveiled.

The names are engraved on the Armed Forces Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum and were dedicated and read out during a service.

Brig Greg Wilson, commander of 11th Signal and Headquarters West Midlands Brigade, said "the sacrifice of each one will never be forgotten".

The service was attended by the families of the 12 servicemen.

Brig Wilson added: "Our thoughts are with their families and loved ones at this time."

The memorial in Arewas, Staffordshire, 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.

The ceremony began at 12:00 BST.

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