Afghanistan Troops Remembered

13 March 2015, 06:34

A service will take place later to remember the 453 British servicemen and women who died fighting in Afghanistan.

The roll call includes 11 personnel from Nottinghamshire, 5 from Leicester and Leicestershire and 4 from Derbyshire.

The Queen, Prince Charles, William and Kate will all be at St Pauls Cathedral.

The conflict came to an end last October.


Earlier this week, a major Nottingham commuter road was renamed in honour of the 453 members of the armed forces who died in Afghanistan.

The A453 will now be known as Remembrance Way.

64-year-old Army reservist Dougie Pullen from Kimberley suggested the road should be renamed in October:

'I am pleased to have this opportunity and grateful that it has been renamed.'

Andy Gregory, county chairman for the Nottinghamshire Royal British Legion, told Capital:

'The Royal British Legion in Nottinghamshire is honoured to support the naming of this section of the A453 to serve as a lasting tribute to the 453 servicemen and women who died in Afghanistan.'

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