Duchess marks decade of Afghan war
The Duchess of Cornwall has marked the 10th anniversary of the conflict in Afghanistan.
Camilla attended the DecAid Light for Life Ceremony - marking the end of the DecAid charity appeal to raise money for British armed forces charities.
During the service, held at Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire, a candle was lit for every serviceman and woman that lost their life in Afghanistan.
An avenue of young trees, with poppy wreaths at their base, also lined the path to the cathedral with each one representing a regiment who has lost someone over the past decade.
This week marks 10 years since the US and UK launched the campaign known as Operation Enduring Freedom in the aftermath of the 9/11 terror attacks.
Camilla's arrival was marked with a parade by the Somerset Army Cadet Force Band on the green in front of the cathedral.
Wearing a cream dress with matching hat and a Rifles regimental pin, she approached the cathedral and paused briefly to talk to members of the public that had gathered.
Over 600 tickets had been sent out for the service including 400 family and friends of those that lost their lives in Afghanistan.
The service was presided over by the Dean of Salisbury Cathedral, the Very Reverend June Osborne along with Canon Thomas Woodhouse, the vicar of Wootton Bassett. During the service Camilla, patron of DecAid, read a passage from the New Testament.
General Sir Nick Parker, Commander-in-Chief, Land Forces and DecAid patron spoke during the service of DecAid's achievements and told the families the effort in Afghanistan was not in vain.