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Prince of Wales to attend Afghanistan service of commemoration at St Paul's
28 January 2015
A service of commemoration to markcombat operations in Afghanistan will be held at St Paul's, attended by HRH The Prince
The service, to be held on Friday 13 March at 11am, followed by a parade of personnel from St Paul's to Guildhall, was announced to a packed
House of Commons by the Prime Minister.
Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, will join veterans; next of kin of deceased service personnel; senior members
of government and military; representatives from Army, Navy, Air Force and other nations who formed part of the NATO-led force; government and
non-government organisations; and industries which contributed to the UK's efforts across Afghanistan from 2001 - 2014. Representatives of the
Afghan nation will also be present, together with leaders of world faiths.
The service will remember those who have died and are injured, as well as all who served in Afghanistan, and prayers will also be offered for the
people of Afghanistan who have also died or suffered in the conflict.
BBC1 will broadcast the service live.
Defence Secretary Michael Fallon, said: “This is our opportunity to show the enormous gratitude we owe to all those who served in Afghanistan,
and to salute the many acts of courage and sacrifice made by the thousands of men and women involved in the campaign. We owe a special debt to
those who didn’t return and I hope that their family members are able to join us at the service.”
The Very Reverend David Ison, Dean of St Paul's, said: "At this service the nation, together with veterans, bereaved families, and representatives
of different countries, will remember before God those who have served, suffered and died in Afghanistan; and we will reflect together on how we
may respond in loving service and sacrifice to build a more just, peaceful and hopeful future for all the world's peoples."
In 2009, St Paul's also hosted a similar service to mark the end of operations in Iraq.
Attendance at the service will be allocated to various groups who are connected to the operation. No tickets are available through St Paul's. Invitations to the service for the next of kin of deceased service personnel will be issued in February via the single service welfare
offices. Invitations to the armed forces will be issued by their respective Service. Further details on the event will be announced in due course on www.gov.uk