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15 Mar 05. On 6 April 2005 at the Imperial War Museum. A nationwide appeal to raise £4m to fund the construction of the Armed Forces Memorial will be launched formally on Wednesday, 6 April, 2005, by the Armed Forces Memorial Trust. The new national Memorial will commemorate the 16,000 British servicemen and women who have been killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since World War II. Unlike ‘traditional’ war memorials, the Armed Forces Memorial will recognise those killed in many different circumstances, for example, while on exercise, on peacekeeping duties or as a result of training accidents as well as battle casualties. Importantly, for the many friends and families left behind, the Memorial will provide a nationally-recognised place for them to visit to remember their loved ones. The Memorial will be located at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. The design of the Memorial – which has been selected following an international competition – will be unveiled at the launch. The design has been approved by the Patron of the Armed Forces Memorial Appeal, HRH The Prince of Wales. For more information about the Armed Forces Memorial Appeal, visit www.forcesmemorial.org.uk

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