War veterans remember their fallen comrades

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WAR veterans visited a site that was set up to remember those who gave their lives to serve Britain.

The Little Gaddesden and Berkhamsted branches of the Royal British Legion were taken to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

It’s a 150-acre site in the National Forest, set up in 1997 and opened to the public in 2001.

It’s also home to 50,000 trees and 200 memorials to war dead from different regiments and branches of the armed and civil services.

The Rotary Club of Berkhamsted Bulbourne organised the trip, which was earlier this month. It allowed the vets to see memorials to their own regiments and fallen comrades.

Tommy Tucker, from the Little Gaddesden legion, said: “The Arboretum is a magnificent memorial to all our servicemen and women.

“All who attended found the visit moving and thought-provoking. We are very grateful to Berkhamsted Rotarians for making the trip possible.”