Trafalgar Coin to help fund Armed Forces Memorial


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Two announcements made on 13 February 2006 will continue to ensure that British veterans from recent campaigns remain in the nation's memory.

Secretary of State for Defence, John Reid, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, have announced that the proceeds raised from the Trafalgar Coin will help fund the new Armed Forces Memorial in Staffordshire.

John Reid said:

"I am delighted that crucial funding for this very important national memorial to all those who have sadly lost their lives serving their country can proceed. It seems fitting that funds raised through a coin to commemorate a battle which took place two hundred years ago is providing such an appropriate and lasting memorial to today's heroes".