British diplomats and military officials gather in Kabul, Afghanistan for a Remembrance Day ceremony to commemorate the soldiers who lost their lives in combat. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The British embassy in Kabul on Sunday (November 8) held a Remembrance Day ceremony to commemorate soldiers who died in combat. Remembrance Sunday, the last Sunday before November 11, has been held since the end of the 1st World War to remember Britain's war dead. Representatives from Canadian and Australian embassies also attended the ceremony. Britain is set extend its military presence in Afghanistan by a year due to the ongoing security challenge faced by Afghan forces, The decision followed an announcement by President Barack Obama earlier this month that the United States would slow the pace of troop withdrawal due to the "very fragile" security situation there. Britain has around 450 troops involved in training at the Afghan National Army Officer Academy, working with the Afghan security ministries, and supporting NATO operations in Kabul.