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Royals visit Anglican church for Remembrance Day service

Posted on: November 11, 2013 3:44 PM
The Afghan Memorial Church of St. John an old heritage monument in Mumbai, is located in the Colaba area. The church was established in 1847 AD and consecrated 11 years later as a memorial to those who fell in the First Afghan War of 1843 and Sind campaign of 1838
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From the Times of India

MUMBAI: The first day of the British royals' visit to Mumbai was marked by gaiety, the second by solemnity. On Sunday, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, attended Remembrance Day service for martyred soldiers at the Anglican Afghan Church in Colaba.

The prince's mother Queen Elizabeth is the supreme governor of the Church of England which is Anglican.

After the service, the royal couple warmly greeted 90-year-old World War II veteran M G Dongre, who holds the title of Burma Star. The Revd R Joel of Afghan Church said, "Around 300 people including war heroes and defence personnel from Navy Nagar attended, which was twice the expected number."

The second Sunday of November commemorates the British-Indian soldiers who were killed in the Afghan war of 1838-1842. In the UK, Remembrance Day or Armistice Day marks the end of World War I at the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, on November 11, 1918.

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