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Troops hold Afghanistan remembrance service in Kabul

British and coalition troops took part in an Afghanistan commemoration service in Kabul today as a similar event took place at St Paul's Cathedral in London.

The troops gathered at the Afghan National Army Officers Academy in Kabul. Credit: MoD
The 453 servicemen and women who lost their lives during the Afghanistan campaign were remembered. Credit: MoD
The event marks the end of UK Combat Operations in Afghanistan. Credit: MoD


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Former Prime Ministers arrive at Afghanistan service

Tony Blair was Prime Minister when British troops were sent to Afghanistan in 2001.

Former Labour Prime Ministers Tony Blair and Gordon Brown have arrived at a special service honouring British forces personnel who died during the Afghanistan campaign and veterans who survived the conflict.

Gordon Brown took over from Blair as PM in 2007.

Brown arrived shortly after Blair at St Paul's Cathedral, London, where the service is being held.

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Watch live: Parade marks end of Afghanistan operation

British service men and women are marching through London this lunchtime in a parade honouring those who served during the conflict in Afghanistan, and marking the official end of the operation.

The last remaining troops were lifted out of the Allied base in October.

The Prince of Wales was due to take a salute before the parade stepped off.

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Cross built from shell casings dedicated at Afghan service

A cross made of shell casings which adorned the wall of the main Allied base in Afghanistan has been rededicated at a special commemorative service honouring those who served in the conflict.

The cross was blessed by the Archbishop of Canterbury and will feature on a new Bastion Memorial Wall at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

The ceremony began with a prayer from the Dean of St Paul's Cathedral, the Very Reverent Dr David Ison.

We commemorate with sorrow and regret those who have died in these operations and pray for their families and friends and for all who mourn their loss.

We remember those who have been injured in body, mind and spirit and we pray for their continued wellbeing and for those who especially support them.

– V. Rev. Dr David Ison, Dean of St Paul's


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Veteran celebrates importance of remembrance

A veteran of the Afghanistan conlflict has said he believes it is "superbly important" to remember what was achieved during the operation - as well as honouring those who gave their lives.

Aron Shelton spoke to ITV News ahead of a special commemorative service at St Paul's Cathedral marking the end of the Afghanistan operation, which began in October 2001.

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Duke and Duchess arrive at Afghanistan ceremony

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived to pay their respects to those who fought during the Afghanistan operation.

Prince William wore his uniform for the ceremony Credit: ITV News

Prince William and Kate joined other members of the royal family, politicians, and dignitaries for the special commemoration service, as well as serving forces personnel, veterans and families.

Prince William and Kate have arrived at the cathedral
The royal couple went to pay their respects to those who served in the conflict Credit: ITV News
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Queen and Prince Philip honour Afghanistan service personnel

The Queen and Prince Philip are among the guests at a special commemoration service honouring those who fought in Afganistan.

The Queen arrived for the service today

The royal family joined civil dignitaries, politicians, serving British forces personnel, veterans and families for the service at St Paul's Cathedral.

A total of 453 personnel and Ministry of Defence staff lost their lives in the conflict, which began in October 2001.

The Queen was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh
The service is to honour those who fought in Afghanistan
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Prince of Wales at St Paul's for Afghan memorial

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are paying their respects to Afghanistan veterans.

The Duke and Duchess of Cornwall are among the members of the royal family attending today's remembrance service for British servicemen and women that fought in Afghanistan.

Charles and Camilla arrived shortly after the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and just before the Queen.

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