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Remembering the trio killed at Aden

Veterans attend the plaque unveiling at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth.
Left to right: Tony Murray - Royal Army Ordnance Corps; Jimmy Goodwin - Royal Northumberland Fusiliers; Dave Reynolds - Royal Regiment of Fusiliers; Neil Finley - Royal Northumberland Fusiliers; Joe Harding - Royal Northumberland Fusiliers; Steve Jackson - Royal Northumberland Fusiliers; Hughie Grant - Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

Veterans attend the plaque unveiling at the White Swan Centre in Killingworth. Left to right: Tony Murray - Royal Army Ordnance Corps; Jimmy Goodwin - Royal Northumberland Fusiliers; Dave Reynolds - Royal Regiment of Fusiliers; Neil Finley - Royal Northumberland Fusiliers; Joe Harding - Royal Northumberland Fusiliers; Steve Jackson - Royal Northumberland Fusiliers; Hughie Grant - Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

A plaque was unveiled commemorating the nine north east men who lost their lives during the Aden conflict.

The memorial, in Killingworth, is the first time the men from the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers who fell in the 1960s conflict have been remembered in such a way.

The unveiling also marks 47 years since the funeral of the 21 British soldiers and one British civilian serving in the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers. Among the names are Fusilier George T Hoult from Wallsend, Fusilier Walter M Crombie of North Shields and Fusilier Leslie Stewart from Shiremoor.

North Tyneside Council’s deputy chairman Coun Gary Bell said: “It was an honour to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice 47 years ago. I was also pleased to be able to meet the veterans, including those who served in the Aden conflict. The plaque is just one way in which we can remember and show our appreciation to serving personal, both past and present.”

The plaque is situated on the Jigsaw War Memorial outside the White Swan Centre, in Killingworth.

, and Forward Assist Veteran Support Charity helped the Aden veterans from the Royal Northumberland Fusiliers to fund the plaque.

 

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