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.'