The Service of Commemoration is underway in Alrewas to pay tribute to the soldiers who died in action in 2011.
Wreaths will shortly be laid at the Wall of Memorial.
The service is being led by Bishop John Kirkham, former Bishop to the Armed Forces.350 people are attending the annual event at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.
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