Freshwater West memorial service on 70th anniversary

Two Second World War British landing crafts sunk near Freshwater West in 1943.

A memorial service will be held in Pembrokeshire this afternoon, to remember 79 servicemen who died when their ships sunk, 70 years ago today.

Two landing crafts on their maiden voyage from Belfast to Cornwall, and a boat sent to rescue them, went down near Freshwater West.

A number of military associations will be at the service, where two new plaques will be unveiled, bearing the names of all of those who died back in 1943.

The plaques will be on display to the public today, but then have to be taken down, as planning permission has not yet been granted to have them up permanently.