Queen to honour Duke of Lancaster's war dead

Her Majesty the Queen Credit: Press Association

The Queen is unveiling a new memorial in honour of those killed on active service with a Cumbrian regiment.

Her Majesty will be at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire today to commemorate troops from the Duke of Lancaster's who've died since the regiment was formed 10 years ago.

The Duke of Lancaster's is North West England's infantry regiment and recruits from across Cumbria.

The regiment, of which the Queen is Colonel-in-Chief was formed from the amalgamation of The King's Own Royal Border Regiment, The King's Regiment and the Queen's Lancashire Regiment and has seen service in Iraq and Afghanistan.

A permanent memorial has been commissioned and Her Majesty is joining friends and family of the fallen, current soldiers and veterans for a remembrance service, unveiling and dedication ceremony.