Armed Forces Names Unveiled In Staffordshire

18 May 2015, 06:23 | Updated: 18 May 2015, 06:36

The list of names of men and women killed on duty last year - which is being unveiled in Staffordshire later - is understood to be the shortest in British military history.

12 names were added to the memorial in 2014.

The service, led by Bishop John Kirkham - Armed Forces Memorial Trustee and former Bishop to the Armed Forces - is for the families of those killed. 

Mr Ian Dudson CBE, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire, and senior military representatives will also be in attendance at the event in Alrewas which is taking place at 12 noon today. (Monday)

The 12 new names were engraved onto to the walls of the Armed Forces Memorial by stonemason, Nick Hindle, in the past month.

The Armed Forces Memorial was dedicated in the presence of HM The Queen in 2007 and 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.