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Service marks war charity's achievements

Camilla is one of the guests at a service marking the 75th anniversary of a charity set up to help people during the Blitz. The Royal Voluntary Service was founded in 1938 as the Womens Voluntary Services for Air Raid Precautions.

It was formed to help recruit women into the ARP movement assisting civilians during and after air raids by providing emergency rest centres, feeding, first aid, and perhaps most famously assisting with the evacuation and billeting of children.

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Duchess of Cornwall at Royal Artillery Memorial

The Duchess of Cornwall meets members of the Trust in Memoriam campaign Credit: ITN

The Duchess of Cornwall has been meeting representatives of the Trust in Memoriam 2014 campaign at the Royal Artillery Memorial on Hyde Park Corner.

She is highlighting work done by the trust to reduce war memorial theft.

Memorial theft has been on the increase over the last couple of years as scrap metal goes up in value. The trust is trying to reduce these thefts by marking memorials with SmartWater, a liquid which leaves a traceable forensic signature.

Schoolchildren demonstrate SmartWater pens to the Duchess of Cornwall Credit: ITN