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Former bugler immortalised in new statue

Harry Sanson served with the Durham Light Infantry and was actually one of the buglers who played at the end of the Korean War in 1953. That moment is captured by a new statue in Durham's market place. He shares his memories of that historic moment:


New statue for historic County Durham regiment

Hundreds of people - including veterans and serving soldiers - attended a dedication service this morning for a new statue marking the contribution of The Durham Light Infantry. The now defunct regiment recruited largely across the North East and was involved in many major conflicts, including the First and Second World Wars. The statue stands in the city's market place and was paid for entirely by donations.

Regimental Statue 'very important to Durham'

A dedication ceremony was held in Durham this morning for a new statue commemorating the efforts of Durham's Light Infantry regiment. Col The Hon James Ramsbotham says the regiment remains strongly tied to the region:

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