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Cameron announces Afghanistan memorial in Staffordshire

Funding from bankers' Libor fines would be used to create a permanent memorial to the 444 British personnel killed in Afghanistan, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced.

David Cameron visits a memorial to British soldiers at Camp Bastion

"I can announce today that we will be taking more money off the Libor fines and putting it in to military charities including building a permanent memorial at the Staffordshire Arboretum so that we can always remember and future generations can remember those that fell and died here in Afghanistan."


National Armed Forces Day preparations, full report

This weekend thousands of people will honour the contribution made by the men and woman of Britain's Armed Forces.

Across the Midlands there will be events where people will be showing their support for the military.

Nottingham will be at the centre of the national celebrations, with tens of thousands expected to attend.

Peter Bearne reports on preparations for the military parade.


ITV News Central special Armed Forces programme tonight

Tonight, ITV News Central will have a special programme live from Nottingham ahead of the Armed Forces Day tomorrow. Join us on ITV at 6:00pm.

ITV News Central's Sameena Ali-Khan preparing with the Navy for tonight's special programme Credit: ITV News Central
Some of the team preparing for tonight's programme with the Navy Credit: ITV News Central

In pictures: The preparations continue ahead of Armed Forces Day

105mm artillery guns in place at Nottingham Castle ready for firing in a "feu de joie" tomorrow morning to launch Armed Forces Day Credit: ITV News Central
The three artillery guns will each be fired four times Credit: ITV News Central
Lance Bombardiers Gareth Lynch and Adam Brooks from Nottingham who'll fire the first gun at precisely 10.47am Credit: ITV News Central
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