Chelsey Lloyd is retracing the journey of her father Terry, who was shot when working as an ITN war correspondent in Iraq.
He worked for ITV News Central in the 1980s.
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The 37-year-old was helping authorities in the country track the criminals when his aircraft was fired upon in January.
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