1. ITV Report

New war memorial unveiled in Exeter

Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Rob Newby, and the Commander Joint Forces Command, Air Chief Marshall Sir Stuart Peach unveil the memorial. Photo: ITV Westcountry

A memorial to service personnel from Exeter who have died in active service has been officially unveiled in the city today.

The tablet in Northernhay Gardens displays the names of those who've died since the Second World War to the present day.

The unveiling was carried out by the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Cllr Rob Newby, and the Commander Joint Forces Command, Air Chief Marshall Sir Stuart Peach KCB, CBE, FRAeS.

Other local civic and military dignitaries were also in attendance. These included the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Devon, the Bishop of Exeter, the Vice Chancellor of Exeter University and representatives from the battalions and regiments in which the fallen servicemen had served.

Among those at the ceremony was Lindsay Taverner. She lost her brother in Northern Ireland in 1983:

Really lovely to have something like this, and the recognition that they all deserve.

– Lindsay Taverner

Richard Lawrence has the full report.