Prince William lays wreath in Afghanistan


Prince William laid a wreath in Afghanistan to honour Britain’s war dead as part of Sunday’s annual remembrance ceremonies, his office said.

William, second in line to the throne who serves in Britain’s air force flying sea rescue helicopters, visited British troops based at Camp Bastion in Helmand province with Defence Secretary Liam Fox, reports Reuters.
“Remembrance Sunday is a time when the entire country stops to recognise the sacrifices made by the armed forces on our behalf,” Fox said.

The occasion, held on the second Sunday in November, has been marked with two minutes’ silence and marches since the end of World War One and brings together military veterans of all ages.

There have been 343 British military deaths resulting from the war in Afghanistan since Britain joined a US-led invasion in 2001. The visit was William’s second to Afghanistan following a trip in April 2008.