Princess Royal unveils Firefighters' memorial
HRH The Princess Royal has unveiled a special memorial to Nottinghamshire firefighters and civil defence personnel who have given their lives on duty.
The unveiling and dedication in St Mary's Churchyard, Nottingham, was attended by the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Sir John Peace, Chief Fire Officer Frank Swann, those who have helped to raise the money for the memorial and releatives of those commemorated.
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