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Wootton Bassett to get 'Royal' title in war dead honour

Wootton Bassett is to be the first town in more than 100 years to get the title of "Royal" in recognition of its efforts to honour the UK's war dead.

Repatriations of fallen troops have taken place through the Wiltshire town since 2007.

These will end when RAF Lyneham closes at the end of 2012, with the majority of its planes, kit and personnel moving to Brize Norton.

Jon Kay reports.

  • 16 Mar 2011
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