First Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment holds Remembrance service

Daily Echo: Pte Tom Lake Pte Tom Lake

HAMPSHIRE’S soldiers will be remembering a lost comrade today at a ceremony at their home base.

The First Battalion Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment (1PWRR), nicknamed the Tigers, will be marking Remembrance Sunday at Barker Barracks in Paderborn, Germany, with a parade and the laying of a wreath at their Memorial Wall.

The Tigers finished a sixmonth tour of Afghanistan in April, where they were advising and training Afghan police.

Tomorrow’s ceremony will be particularly poignant when they remember Pte Tom Lake, who was killed by an improvised explosive device within weeks of beginning their last tour.

Lieutenant Colonel Andy Flay, Commanding Officer of 1PWRR, said: “We of The Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment think it is important to remember those who have fallen in conflict around the world.

“Remembrance Sunday this year is especially significant given that the battalion has returned from an operational tour of Afghanistan.

“During this tour Pte Tom Lake was killed in action and we, as a battalion, feel that this is an opportunity to pay tribute to the memories of the fallen.”

For a list of Remembrance services across the region click here

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