UK to build Afghan memorial

The UK plans to build a permanent memorial to British personnel killed in Afghanistan in Staffordshire, Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. It will be funded by fines imposed on banks over the Libor scandal.

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Bastion Memorial Wall to receive £300,000 funding

A Bastion Memorial Wall will be built at the National Arboretum in Staffordshire over the next 18 months and will receive £300,000 in funding from Libor bankers' fines

The existing memorial in Camp Bastion will be dismantled as troops leave next year and much of it as possible will be used in the arboretum to provide a focal point for remembrance for families, friends and comrades.

Announcing the plan in Camp Baston, David Cameron said it would allow future generations to remember "those that fell and died here in Afghanistan".

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