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Posted on Tuesday 2nd April

The painstaking process of engraving the names of the UK servicemen and women who were killed in 2012 on duty or through terrorism will begin at the National Memorial Arboretum, Staffordshire, next week.

Stonemason Nick Hindle, who has engraved hundreds of names over the last 4 years, will start the work, on the Portland Stone of the Armed Forces Memorial, at 9.00 am on Monday, 8 April.

At a special service for the families later in the year, the names of those killed will be read out and dedicated.

The Armed Forces Memorial is the UK's tribute to the men and women killed on duty or from terrorist activity since 1948, and was dedicated in the presence of HM The Queen in 2007.

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The story of the inspiration for, establishment and evolution of the National Memorial Arboretum is a fascinating one. Sited at Alrewas, Staffordshire, the Arboretum has become the Nation’s all year round focus for remembering and paying tribute to all who have served their country in both peace and war not only in the armed forces and merchant navy but in the emergency services as well.

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