Families of fallen soldiers in vigil at RAF Lyneham

One of the organisers of the vigil, Jacqui Janes, whose son Guardsman Jamie Janes was killed in Afghanistan Credit: ITV News

Families of fallen soldiers who were repatriated through RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire are taking part in a vigil this afternoon as part of their efforts to to save the Chapel of Rest at the former airbase.

The base is being turned into a training centre and accommodation. The Ministry of Defence wants to demolish the prefab building and says there is a new Repatriation Centre at Brize Norton where people can remember fallen servicemen and women.

It says it will be creating a Garden of Remembrance at Lyneham but the campaigners say the Chapel of Rest holds their memories.

The vigil will take place outside the main gates to the base. It starts at 2 pm

Families of fallen soldiers say the Chapel of Rest may be a prefab but it is sacred to them Credit: MoD