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2.8m boost for forces memorial
Image of the planned design
The memorial will be crafted from Portland stone
Plans to build a memorial honouring some 16,000 servicemen and women has been given a 2.8m lottery grant.

The Millennium Commission has given the money to build the memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire.

The memorial honours people killed on duty or as a result of terrorist action since the end of World War II.

Work started on the monument in October but fundraisers still need to raise another 1.5m.

The Big Lottery Fund initially refused to give money saying the project did not fit its criteria.

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