Plans to provide a memorial for armed service personnel from Hertsmere have received support.

Situated outside the civic centre in Borehamwood, the memorial would bear the names of armed service personnel from Hertsmere who have served and died since the borough was created in 1974.

Members of Hertsmere Borough Council voted to back the proposal at a full council meeting held on September 21.

It formed part of a motion commemorating the 40th anniversary of the British victory in the Falkland Islands.

Conservative councillor Harry Mortimer, who proposed the motion, highlighted the case of Hertsmere’s Bernard James Still, who died aged 26 while serving on HMS Coventry during the conflict. 

Cllr Mortimer said: "Bernard's daughter gave birth to his grandchild, in this, the 40th anniversary year. However, Bernard will not see his grandchild.

"It's only right that we in the chamber remember those who have fallen in all conflicts defending our freedoms and democracies, past, present and those in service today willing to put themselves in jeopardy at our expense.”