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Bomber Command veterans 'face financial ruin'

3 October 2012 Last updated at 19:58 BST

A group of war veterans have said they will be liable for a shortfall of more than £500,000 over the opening of the new Bomber Command Memorial.

The £6m memorial to 55,573 airmen who died during World War II was unveiled by the Queen in Green Park in June.

The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it had made an exception to contribute more than £1.5m towards it.

But the trustees of the charity that built it said the shortfall has left them facing financial ruin.

RAF Bomber Command veteran Gordon Mellor, 92, said he might have to sell his house to help foot the bill.