The Royal Navy pays its respects to war dead

PAKISTAN

Karachi: The crew of HMS Argyll today paid their respects to Commonwealth military officers laid to rest in Karachi, who fought and died in this region in the First and the Second World War. The ceremony had a six person Guard of Honour from the Royal Marines.

After the ceremony, the British High Commissioner Thomas Drew laid wreaths for four British soldiers from Charterhouse School. This is part of the school’s initiative to remember its alumni. The High Commissioner is himself a Charterhouse alumnus.

Speaking after the ceremony, the British High Commissioner, Thomas Drew, said:

“I am privileged today to remember the sacrifices of the war dead, whose towering legacy remains as important today as it ever has. I am proud that we can commemorate this occasion by paying respects with the Royal Marines.”

HMS Argyll is visiting Pakistan for three days of events, training and bilateral exercises with the Pakistani navy.