Prince Charles has written an article in which he deplores suicide attacks on the British forces in Afghanistan as cold-blooded murder.
The piece, in praise of the British Armed Forces to mark the Military Awards organized by the Sun newspaper in London is published on the Royal website today, but here are the highlights:"Despite re-structuring and redundancies; despite danger, dust, heat and the most demanding of conditions, our troops soldier on with heads held high."One of the Regiments of which I am Colonel, The Welsh Guards, is training, mentoring and working in partnership with Afghan security forces in Helmand this Summer. Despite the most dreadful setbacks, possibly the worst being when infiltrators pretend to be Afghan policemen or soldiers and attack our troops, murdering them in cold blood, our troops somehow carry on with enormous fortitude to see the job through, often as a tribute to the memory of their fallen colleagues."In the year of both the Diamond Jubilee and Olympic celebrations, the stoicism, loyalty and unending, uncomplaining service of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and servicewomen continue to shine through and to illuminate our lives with pride and gratitude."