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Bomber Command veterans farewelled

20120621_AK_N1015025_0001 - Veterans departing for London form up outside the RNZAF Boeing 757.

A group of 32 Bomber Command veterans have been farewelled on their way to London for the unveiling of an official memorial by the Minister of Veterans’ Affairs Nathan Guy.

The new memorial in London will pay tribute to the 55,000 Bomber Command personnel who were killed during World War II, including 1,851 New Zealanders.

A commemorative service will be held in Wellington for veterans not able to undertake the trip to London.

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