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Prince William attends Remembrance Service in Afghanistan

November 14, 2010 - Kabul

Prince William flew to Afghanistan on Sunday to pay tribute to Britain's war dead killed in the trouble-stricken country and in other conflicts. ccording to The Sunday Telegraph, Prince William joined the congregation for a service of remembrance at Camp Bastion in Helmand Province, where he laid a wreath in memory of the fallen.

Over 100 hundred British soliders have been killed fighting the Taliban in the last year.

The second in line to the throne was accompanied by Defence Secretary Liam Fox who placed his own floral tribute during the event this morning.

"I am extremely proud that Prince William and I could come to Camp Bastion to stand alongside the men and women serving in Afghanistan today. I pay tribute to them, and everyone who has served before them in this conflict, and others on behalf of the freedoms that the British people enjoy," Fox said.

On his second visit to the region, William met British and international forces and joined Dr Fox to pay a visit to Camp Bastion's state-of-the-art medical centre.

They were accompanied by senior British military officers in theatre, including Commander British Forces, Lieutenant General James Bucknall, Commander Task Force Helmand, Brigadier James Chiswell and the British Ambassador to Kabul, Sir William Patey.


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