Family of fallen soldier Aaron McClure attend St Paul’s Cathedral service for Afghanistan heroes
The family of an Ipswich soldier who died in a “friendly fire” incident in Afghanistan, will be honouring their loved one at a service at St Paul’s Cathedral tomorrow.
Nineteen-year-old Aaron McClure was serving with the Royal Anglian Regiment in 2007 when he was killed.
Now his grandmother Vi Currie and uncle Allan McClure will be attending the service in London alongside members of the Royal Family, soldiers and other families, to honour those who served in the conflict from 2001 to 2014.
Ms Currie said: “It is very important, and we are very much proud and honoured to be going for all the fallen families.
“There’s a lot of other families that we have spoken to but never actually met so it will be nice to talk to them.”
After the service, which will be attended by the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and other senior royals, the family will be attending a reception at the Guildhall.
Ms Currie added: “It’s good that they are doing this for the families and with lots of army personnel there.”
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In December, Ipswich Borough Council announced a new road in Ipswich off Ulster Way would be named McClure Way after Aaron, next to the Ulster Avenue shops where Aaron would meet friends.
Ms Currie added: “It doesn’t make it any easier, but it is nice for him to be remembered.”