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Tribute to Malay soldiers

A statue to commemorate soldiers from Kent who lost their lives in the Malayan conflict of the 1950s has been unveiled in Maidstone.

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  1. Iain McBride

Statue unveiled to soldiers killed in Malay conflict

A statue to commemorate Kent soldiers who lost their lives in the Malayan conflict of the 1950s has been unveiled in Maidstone.

The memorial is also a tribute to armed service personnel who served in other campaigns after World War Two. It stands outside the town's museum next to a statue of a Gurkha soldier. Iain McBride reports.

The interviewees are Colonel Peter Bishop - President, Queen's Own Buffs Regimental Association and the sculptor Peter Birkett, who made the statue.

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