The plaque remembering the three Pakistani recipients of the Victoria Cross will probably be offered to the Authorities of Pakistan in Islamabad later this yr.
As a part of the British Authorities’s First World Conflict Centenary Programme, HRH The Duke of Kent and Senior International Workplace Minister Baroness Sayeeda Warsi, unveiled commemoration plaques for the 175 males from abroad who received Britain’s highest army honour, the Victoria Cross, for service within the First World Conflict. Three troopers from Pakistan obtained the army honour they usually have been amongst these being honoured within the ceremony.
The 11 bronze memorial plaques, which have been exhibited to the general public for the primary time in London this week, are inscribed with the names of the Victoria Cross holders and will probably be despatched to the recipients’ dwelling nations and displayed at a outstanding location as an emblem of the gratitude that’s felt in direction of them by the individuals of the UK. The plaque remembering the three Pakistani recipients of the Victoria Cross will probably be offered to the Authorities of Pakistan in Islamabad later this yr.
Talking concerning the occasion, Senior International Workplace Minister Baroness Warsi mentioned:
“You will need to keep in mind this was a really international struggle, one which pulled in individuals from each nook of the earth. Sacrifices have been made not solely by individuals in the UK however by many tens of millions the world over: whether or not it was the big proportion of Australian males who volunteered to struggle in a struggle removed from dwelling, the 1.2 million troops from the Indian Subcontinent who took half within the struggle, or the important help which got here from the islands of the West Indies. It’s really inspiring that so many nations got here collectively 100 years in the past to uphold our lifestyle. This was a struggle which noticed extraordinary braveness and sacrifice from a whole era.”
“This yr, we’re marking our gratitude to 175 males from 11 nations, together with Pakistan, who demonstrated the utmost bravery “within the face of the enemy” through the First World Conflict. These extraordinary males have been awarded the Victoria Cross, Britain’s highest award for valour for his or her actions through the Conflict. We will honour them by engraving their names on bronze memorial plaques, to be offered to their dwelling nations, sending out a robust message that individuals of all backgrounds and faiths can unite within the identify of a typical trigger.”
“I’m decided that we be certain that individuals of all backgrounds and of all generations study concerning the braveness and heroism of their forefathers 100”