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Fight to save RAF base chapel

People fighting to save a chapel from demolition at an RAF base in Herefordshire are holding a vigil today. The Chapel of Rest at the RAF Lyneham military base, where soldiers were repatriated after being killed in action. is under threat.

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Mother of fallen soldier joins vigil to save RAF chapel

The mother of a fallen soldier has joined a vigil to try to save the Chapel of Rest at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire, where their loved ones were repatriated.

The chapel is set to be demolished and turned into a training centre and accommodation, with a new Garden of Remembrance at Lyneham. Dozens of bereaved families turned out for a vigil to protest the plans.

Among them was Lucy Aldridge, whose son William, 18, died in a blast in 2009 and was repatriated at the chapel. She said the building itself is tied in to their memories.

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