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Hundreds of Veterans March Past St Pauls to Commemorate Afghan Service

Her Majesty the Queen has attended a service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral to mark 13 years of UK military operations in...

Her Majesty the Queen has attended a service of commemoration at St Paul's Cathedral to mark 13 years of UK military operations in Afghanistan.

It recognised the contribution of the British Armed Forces, as well as other organisations and all those in the UK who worked 'to make it a safer and more stable country'. 

 

 

The Queen was joined by political leaders, military commanders, hundreds of veterans and their families and serving military personnel.  
 
The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry – who served two tours during the conflict – were also amongst those in attendance atthe ceremony, which marked the end of combat operations in the country, honoured veterans of the campaign and remembered the servicemen and women who lost their lives.

 

 
After the service, there was a march through London with the parade ending at the Guildhall. 
 
There was also an RAF Flypast, involving C130, Sea King Apache and Chinook and Tornado aircraft, all of which were operational in Afghanistan, over St. Paul's to honour those who served in Operation Herrick.

 

 

Northern Ireland, meanwhile, held its own commemorations in honour of all those touched by the Afghanistan conflict.