Why the Troubles are gone but never forgotten

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Politics, religion and marching can be a dangerous combination but on this occasion - a special service to remember the soldiers who died in the Troubles in Northern Ireland - they came together with great dignity.

At a time when critics say the Army no longer receives the recognition it deserves, people from all parts of the UK came together at St Paul's Cathedral to pay their respects.

In particular, they honoured the 763 servicemen and women killed as a direct result of violence in Northern Ireland.

Known as Operation Banner, it was the longest campaign in British military history, from 1969 to 2007.

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